White Imperial Currant
White Imperial Currant is an elegant fruiting hedge that produces heavy crops of beautiful, white, translucent fruit with a pink blush. Berries are high in vitamin C and produced in loose clusters.
A favorite fruit for many people around the world, most of us Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious berries. Beautiful additions to your yard or landscape, these upright growing shrubs are attractive in bloom and a striking sight when fruiting, with large clusters of pink, red, white or black berries cascading down the heavily laden branches. Currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher vitamin C content than oranges. Plant one of each color!
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: 5-6 ft. in height and 4′-5′ in width
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: June- July
Pests & Diseases: White Imperial is fairly resistant to most insect and fungal pests of the genus Ribes.
USDA Zone: 3-8