WHY PLANT IT: This upright deciduous shrub is a vigorous grower and a reliable performer in the garden. Works as a single filler shrub that adds a splash of spring color or group together to form an informal screen.
WHERE: The flowering currant combines beautifully with hellebores, spring bulbs or early rhododendrons. Mixed with white and red flowering currants, it provides a burst color when little else is in bloom.
SUN OR SHADE: The flowering currant tolerates poor soils and drought once established. In very dry locations, occasional summer watering will promote better growth. It will bloom best in full sun but will still have plenty of flowers in partial sun and bright open shade.
SIZE: It grows to 8 feet tall with a 7-foot spread.
LEARN MORE: www.greatplantpicks.org
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