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       Deciduous Shrub
HEIGHT:2 - 5 feet
SPREAD:3 - 5 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Low spreading shrub, often rooting along the stem; inconspicuous maroon flowers appear very early in the spring; glossy, red, edible fruits in early fall; self-fertile; plant in full sun or part shade.
LIMITATIONS:Looks best with rejuvenation pruning; needs good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew; imported currant worm, a sawfly larvae, can rapidly defoliate the entire plant.
HARDINESS:INT, N, SC, SE, W (Zone 2)
ORIGIN:Western Europe
CULTIVARS:‘Holland Long Bunch’ reliably hardy in INT.; ‘Red Lake’ reliably hardy in INT.; ‘White Imperial’ hardy in INT.
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