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Flowering Currant 60/90cm bare root

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward'

Flowering currant 60/90cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)

Flowering Currant 60/90cm bare root

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward'

GBP3.99
Price: 3.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Flowering Currant is great as a single species flowering hedge but also as a component in a mixed hedge.More InformationMore Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 3m
  • Has Berries
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, Chalk and Clay Soils in Full Sun or Semi Shade. Inland, exposed and coastal Sites
  • Growth Rate: expect average growth between 20cm and 40cm per year
  • Height: grows upto 3 metres in height
 

Product Details
Product Details

Flowering Currant Hedge Plants Description

Flowering Currant (Ribes Sanguineum) is deciduous and its flowers appear before the leaves. The flowers are formed in showy crimson pendulous highly scented clusters often smothering the plant and are an excellent early nectar for bees. They are followed in Autumn by blue/black currant like fruits with a white bloom which are suitable for us to eat. Its tooth serated leaves have a strong scent when crushed. You can view our whole collection of edible hedging plants here.

Flowering Currant with grow in most soils other than very alkaline, it must however have some moisture, and will perform well in full or partial sun or even light shade. It is suitable for coastal situations. View all of our flowering hedge plants and hedging for exposed sites

Pot grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May.

Further Information
Further Information

Planting distance is very much a matter of choice. For bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 makes a dense hedge quicker. Smaller plants are generally planted at higher density than tall plants.

Pot grown plants have recommended densities shown but you can increase or reduce this density dependent on your level of patience.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

There is a view that Flowering Currant should be pruned in late summer but we find it performs better as a hedge if you cut back flowering stems to a strong pair of buds immediately after flowering.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box12 delivery charge (orders up to 75 incl VAT) Orders of 75 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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