Ribes viburnifolium
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Ribes viburnifolium

island gooseberry
Catalina perfume
evergreen currant

  family grossulariaceae 
  genus ribes 

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Genus  Ribes Species  viburnifolium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  island gooseberry   Catalina perfume   evergreen currant Family  GROSSULARIACEAE Specimen number  S11111 Data source  Frgnt p311;Xeri p299
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Ribes viburnifolium have a mildly resinous aroma. This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit. It prefers dry soils. Island gooseberry (also known as Catalina perfume and evergreen currant) can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  turpentine scented Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Ribes viburnifolium is a wildflower and is thought to originate from California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Ribes viburnifolium is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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