Ribes grossulariaRibes uva-crispa

European Gooseberry

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Fruit Shrub

Height:

0.6-1.5 m (2-5 ft)

Spread:

0.6-1.5 m (2-5 ft)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Colour:

Pink-Yellow

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Well-Drained, Adaptable

Notes:

Berries are ready in mid-summer and can be used for preserves. May be green, red, yellow or white. Berries are furry. Shrub is spiny. Caution: Serves as an alternate host for White Pine Blister Rust.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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