Red Winter Currant
Adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of richly colored scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long-lasting floral pomp, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, urbane finely serrated foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones. Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, plus it withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm.
Blooms mid-February–early May
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 4' 0" – 5' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.