Ribes lobbii

Scientific name: Ribes lobbii


Common names: “gummy gooseberry” “Lobb’s gooseberry” “Vancouver Island gooseberry”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub


Zone: 6-9

Light: Full sun – part/bright shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average

Moisture: Moist – well drained – dry


Plant Size: H 4-6′ W 4′

Leaf and Stem shape: Spiny thorns on woody stalks sprouting palmately lobed leaves

Flower: Blooms in early spring

Pruning: Best left alone

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Native gardens, butterfly garden, hedge, wild area


Pests & Disease: Generally healthy

♥attracts hummingbirds

Comments: Native to the Pacific Northwest, edible but not palatable

Ribes lobbii



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