Ribes speciosum 'Rana Creek'

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Grossulariaceae

Exposure

Sun or part shade

Water

Occasional water

Form

Deciduous shrub

Height

6 feet

Flower color

Red

Bloom time

Winter

Named for its narrow pendant red flowers this shrub provides winter nectar for hummingbirds. It grows well on banks where the flowers can be viewed from below. It is very spiny and summer deciduous. Can be found in Carmel Valley and the Santa Lucias.

Habitat Chapparal, oak woodland

Warning Bears numerous spines