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Alpine Currant

Botanical Name
Ribes alpinum
Hardiness
Zones 2 to 7
Height
3 to 6 feet
Width
3 to 6 feet or wider
Flowers
April: greenish-yellow, not of ornamental value; dioescious, mostly male clones used in the landscape
Fruit
Scarlet berry, not edible
Fall Color
Poor yellow
Light
Full sun to shade
Soil
Adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Easily transplanted from container
  • Can be rejuvenated with heavy pruning, prune anytime
  • Salt tolerant
Problems
Anthracnose, cane blight, leaf spot, rust, aphids, scale
Varieties
  • Green Mound - dense, low growing 2-3' tall, less foliar disease problems
  • Spreg - glossy, rich green leaves, 3-5' tall, less foliar disease problems

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