Please can you help me?
I have recently moved into a new house and there is a large bush / tree
in the corner but I do not know what it is.
This is the link to the flower on the plant (which is in bloom at
Can anyone can help me I would be most greatful?
Where are you located? And can you possibly post a photo of the entire
plant? The leaves look quite a bit like Ribes but the flowers are not
quite right :-) At least, not from that angle and in that context.
Sorry I can not. Interesting flowers along the nodes with a cluster
of flowers on top of the stem with strawberry-like leaves. The five
pedal deep rose-colored flowers have a nice contrast with cream color
centers. The flowers should be your key to ID, but I'd like to see
the entire plant.
When I moved in it was new construction and the builder decided to
keep the 200 native trees on the lot. To this day, I'm not sure if I
have a "hackberry tree" or not. It has grown and produces a feast for
migrating birds with loads of dark berries. I think it is a bush but
I've trimmed it to a tree.
It looks much like the pink flowering currant, a variety of red
flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum.
It is not Ribes speciosusm, fuchsia flowered currant, which has tiny
red "bells" that hang down
like tiny fuchsias. Which also has numerous, very viciious thorns/
Well, actually I'm sorta/kinda half right!
Ribes speciosum is Fuchsia-flowered _gooseberry_- with all those
prickles it's not a currant.
So you needn't feel grumbly about getting things mixed up....Ha
I have one in my front dry yard and it's really blooming great this
BTW Garrapata State Beach is one of the most beautiful places on the
the GOOSEBERRY in Nor Cal
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