White Icicle Flowering Currant is profusely adorned by hanging clusters of white flowers in early spring followed by blue-black berries in summer. Superb as a hedge or specimen. Wildlife attracted to the summer fruit. Deciduous. The fruit are blue-black and produced in July. Currants are a wonderful native plant that has been used for years as a food source for Native Americans for many years. Red flowering currants provide nectar and habitat for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Latin Name: Ribes sanguineum
Site and Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full to partial sun.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-6 ft. in height and width
Bloom Time: March-June
Ripening Time: July
Pests & Diseases: White Icicle Flowering Currant is fairly resistant to most insect and fungal pests of the genus Ribes.
USDA Zone: 6-8