2 to 3 ft.
4 to 5 ft.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 3-9
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Comanche gooseberry is a small, green, thorny shrub. Its inconspicuous white flowers turn into large, sweet purple berries in mid-summer.
The bright green leaves and mounding habit (and long thorns) of this gooseberry shrub make it a good candidate for a hedge. It is very hardy and is a great way to add edible berries to your landscape.
Comanche gooseberry is a simple mounding shrub. It is does not have any outstanding visual features. The fruit, however, are very tasty.
Because it is such an easy-to-grow shrub, Comanche gooseberry is certainly worthy of consideration for an edible landscape.
Prune out dead branches as needed.