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Island Gooseberry (Ribes viburnifolium)

  • Island Gooseberry (Ribes Viburnifolium) http://www.sagebud.com/island-gooseberry-ribes-viburnifolium
    Credit: William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928) | Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 132 tabl. 8094 (http://www.botanicus...) | License: PD Old
  • Island Gooseberry (Ribes Viburnifolium) http://www.sagebud.com/island-gooseberry-ribes-viburnifolium
    Credit: Stickpen | Own work | License: PD

Ribes Viburnifolium, or more commonly know as Island Gooseberry, is a shrub with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Ribes. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring summer fall, blooms during mid spring, is tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Ribes Viburnifolium or Island Gooseberry's floral region is North America US Lower 48

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ribes
  • Family: Grossulariaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring Summer Fall
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Dense
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Red
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 3
  • Height Mature (feet): 3
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Prostrate
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 190
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1200
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 2700
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 18
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 40
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -3
  • Bloom Period: Mid Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Contracting Only
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 300000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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