A deciduous spring flowering garden shrub that is easy to grow, giving a huge display of many bright coloured clusters of scented flowers in late March, early April.
The scented flowers attract early spring insects like bees, and the bunches of dark-blue or black berries become that ripen during the late summer, are enjoyed by wild birds.
There are quite a variety of colours and species of Flowering Currant, all of which are tolerant of most soil types, and require little care, besides occasional Autumn pruning, growning to a height of 2-2.5m makes it ideal for creating an informal hedge.
- “King Edward VII” – Deep crimson flowers – March-April
- “Tydeman’s White” – White Flowers – March-April
- “R. odoratum” or (Buffalo currant) – Yellow – April
- Photograph taken – 9th April 2010
In my garden the Flowering Current is in a semi -shaded position getting sun from the rise till late morning.