Prickly Gooseberry - Ribes cynosbati | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Prickly Gooseberry

Scientific name: Ribes cynosbati

Example mature size: 1.2 m tall, 1 m wide; 4 ft tall, 3.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Partial-sun, Full-sun

Water: Average, Medium-wet

Soil: Loam, Sand

Blooms: Green in April

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Meadow-grasslands, Swamp-wetland

Wildlife benefits: Songbirds 🐦, Beneficial insects 🐞, Rodents 🐿️, Deer/moose 🦌, Bees/wasps 🐝, Grassland birds 🦉, Omnivores 🦝

Points of interest: - Can be found growing in rich, rocky soils, however mostly found growing in hardwood or mixed forests, floodplains or swamps - Fruit is a beneficial food source for songbirds, game birds, raccoons, deer and mice - Also provides cover and nesting areas for birds and small animals