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Jenna Sanders
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I have this shrub in my backyard, and I think it may be a gooseberry, but I'm not sure. In the eight years we have lived here it has never had any flowers or berries of any kind. It is in full sun, which, I assume would be a problem if it is in fact a gooseberry...
Can anyone help me i.d. it? And how would I rehabilitate it?
I don't think you can see in the picture but it does have thorns, as well...
Thanks for your help!
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Robert Ray
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Sure looks like gooseberry, some have thorns some don't. Can you give us a picture of the whole plant? That might help with pruning suggestions.
 
Shelley Bowen
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Jenna Sanders wrote:I have this shrub in my backyard, and I think it may be a gooseberry, but I'm not sure. In the eight years we have lived here it has never had any flowers or berries of any kind. It is in full sun, which, I assume would be a problem if it is in fact a gooseberry...
Can anyone help me i.d. it? And how would I rehabilitate it?
I don't think you can see in the picture but it does have thorns, as well...
Thanks for your help!


Gooseberries won't do anything without potassium. Give it a sprinkle of wood ash and repeat early next spring and that should help.
 
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