Family : Euphorbiaceae
This attractive shrub is rambling and spreading. It can grow to 4 metres, but is typically only 2 metres. The leaves are oval or round with a pointed tip. These are light green and variable in size.
The creamy green flowers are small, only 5mm in diameter, and borne in clusters along the stem. The white currant has separate male and female plants. The male plant often shows more flowers than the female plants.
Fruits are fleshy, white, soft berries containing 3 – 4 small seeds that grow to about a centimetre. They are also found in clusters on the stems. Many fruit eating birds enjoy this berry.
These plants can be found on stabilised dunes, beach scrub and woodlands. They are hardy and adaptive to various conditions. The White Currant is good for screening, possible to use for hedges and can be pruned to suit.
|Flowers||October to February|
|Fruit||October to April|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Birds and Insects|
|Amount of Sun||Full or Partial Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry Areas to Moderately Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Moderately Tolerant|
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