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Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'
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flowering currant 'Brocklebankii'

'Brocklebankii' is small, slow-growing deciduous shrub to 1.2m tall and wide, with 3- or 5-lobed, aromatic, light golden-yellow leaves becoming paler in summer. Small pink flowers in drooping clusters in spring, opening from darker pink buds and sometimes followed by bloomy black berries

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Yellow
Summer Yellow Green Black
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Grossulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position. It is best shaded from the hottest midday sun to prevent leaf scorch

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Wall side borders
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Aphids may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot, powdery mildews, honey fungus and coral spot

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