Red Flowering Currant

dawn8bAugust 31, 2013

I received this plant in May as a gift. It's now about 3' feet and I'm wondering if it needs to be pinched to make it bushy or should I just leave it alone.

Thanks.

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dawn8b

And a close-up of new leaves coming.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 8:44PM
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larry_gene

That reminds me of the local native red-flowering currant we planted several years ago. The thing was coarse and grew rampantly, had to be removed even after hard prunings and it had more space than yours does. Another one down the street, planted as a foundation plant, was soon in the eave.

We do see daintier cultivars around the neighborhood. Yours has very large leaves, did it come with a label?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 11:05PM
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OregonGrape

That's strange, I've never seen one grow like that before. Were you told which cultivar it is?

Is it growing in shade or being watered heavily?

This post was edited by OregonGrape on Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 23:43

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 11:41PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I saw a native red Currant that completely covered the end a single car garage.
I'd move it to a place where it has more room and prune as necessary.
I would also move that rhododendron (Unique?) away from your Cedar hedge. Good luck on keeping that trimmed.
Mike

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 10:32AM
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dawn8b

It was a gift all park volunteers received. It wasn't tagged so I don't know anything about it. Sure hope they didn't saddle 200 of us with a monster.

That's the only spot I have for it so it'll either fit in or it'll go. Good thing I like pruning. ;)

Will it bush out by itself?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:02PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes. The "new leaves coming" are buds for next year.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:23PM
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dawn8b

Thanks. :D

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:40PM
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