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Ribes californicum

Hillside Gooseberry and California Gooseberry.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 26.99
One Gallon 4 $ 8.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 86 --

Ribes californicum, Hillside Gooseberry is a deciduous shrub with white-purple flowers in Feb.-Mar.. Hillside Gooseberry is native to the coast ranges. The Southern  California form is Ribes californicum hesperium. It doesn't seem different from the straight species.

Hillside Gooseberry likes part shade and moderate water. A refined-looking gooseberry. Birds like the berries. Plant is thorny, do not put next to a walkway, but useful for cover for the birds from the neighborhood cats. Excellent background plant in a bird garden, wildlife habitat,or woodland garden.

Native bees are largely on their own (no colonies)and behave just like a small hummingbird. They ward off other beeflies, and come over and check out the photographer. No biggy, they just wonder what you are with that big eye in front. The hummingbirds and butterflies working the same plant do the same thing.

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Ribes californicum tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Ribes californicum is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Ribes californicum's foliage color is green and type is deciduous.
Ribes californicum's flower color is white.
Ribes californicum's fruit is edible.

Communities for Ribes californicum:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 1.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 58.00 to 126.00

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