Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry

Both you and the hummingbirds will love this easy-to-grow shrub — as long as you don't have to get too close to it. Sharp spines line the stems and fruits of fuchsia flowering gooseberry. Plant it in a mixed border, away from a walkway or entry. Or tuck it in the back of a border where you can enjoy its flowers and fruit from a distance. The brilliant red fruits dangle like jewels from the stems for weeks. Its red, fuchsia-like flowers bloom January through May in temperate climates and attract hummingbirds. Fuchsia flowering gooseberry grows best in part shade or full shade. It does not tolerate reflected heat well and grows best in a planting area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. It will grow in a variety of soils and will remain evergreen when watered regularly during the summer.

Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry Overview

Genus Name Ribes speciosum
Common Name Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry
Plant Type Fruit, Shrub
Light Part Sun, Shade, Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width null to 6 feet
Flower Color Pink, Red
Season Features Spring Bloom, Winter Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 9
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant
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