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Ribes thatcherianum - Santa Cruz Island Gooseberry
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Ribes thatcherianum - Santa Cruz Island Gooseberry
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Botanic Name: Ribes thatcherianum
Common Name: Santa Cruz Island Gooseberry
Size: 8'h x 6'w
Sun: Shade-Part Shade
H20: Occ.H2O/dry
Attracts Hummingbirds Deer Resistant
Resistance: high
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The Santa Cruz Island or Canyon Gooseberry is a rare shrub found in ravines at elevations of less than 1000'. It grows to about 10'. The leaves are deep green, while the flowers are a combination of white, pink and maroon, and resemble a miniature Fuschia. They bloom from March to April and attract hummingbirds. Spiny red fruits follow in summer, feeding a variety of other birds. Give it part to full shade or sun on the coast and water occasionally or not at all once established.

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