Ribes × gordonianum Grossulariaceae
Gordon's Currant ri-BEEZ gor-DON-i-an-um
- Broadleaf deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub, to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall, spreading to 8 ft (2.4 m) wide; without spines. Leaves simple, alternate, to 5 cm long, 3-lobed, aromatic, margin toothed, dark green; fall color may be reddish brown. Flowers small, 5-lobed, tubular, red with yellow throat, in dense, pendant clusters to 8 cm long. Does not produce fruit.
- Sun to part shade. Easy to grow.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6...also listed at Zone 4 Of garden origin in about 1837, a cross between Ribes odoratum and R. sanguineum.