evergreen currant Grossulariaceae Ribes viburnifolium A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: RIVI Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen and leathery, no lobes, may be entire irregularly toothed; dark green above, leaf underside has glands that exude sap with citrus or wine-scented sap that is very fragrant after rain or when bruised.
Flower: Perfect, small, red, tubular flowers borne in long, sparse racemes; blooming late winter to early spring.
Fruit: Orange-red to red, round, 1/4 inch berries in a loose cluster, ripen in late spring.
Twig: Red with sparse glandular hairs.
Bark: Red or red-brown to gray-brown.
Form: An arching shrub to 4 feet, spreading by rooting at the branch tips.
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Additional Range Information:
Ribes viburnifolium is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting evergreen currant.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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