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Alpine Currant

Dependable Shrub with Reliable Color


Alpine Currant features petite, yellow-hued flowers appear in 2-inch racemes for spring, heralding the red berries female plants produce mid-summer.  Glossy, lobed leaves maintain a vibrant, green appearance for summer, transitioning to yellow for fall. 


A carefree shrub you can count on to provide reliable color spring through fall, Alpine Currant is a must-have for those landscape spots where you could use something simple and dependable.


* Spring flowers
* Fall color
* Drought tolerant
* Adaptable to a variety of conditions
* Urban tolerant
* Tolerant of a variety of soils
* Shade tolerant
* Adaptable to pruning
* Wildlife interest
* Somewhat disease resistant


 

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Alpine Currant Review by rox717
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I have alpine currants and have had numerous problems each summer for 5 years! I love the bushes but am struggling whether to remove them or not! Last summer all of the leaves died and it was almost bare by mid-July. But, then it had some new buds by late summer and came back great this spring. It started to yellow/bronw again and I have tried everything to help it along. Nurseries said: too wet, too dry, too alkaline, gravel in the soil, electric trimmers gave it disease (?!?!?), etc. I have them planted in front of my patio and they are about 4' tall. I am worn out trying to keep them going when I don't really know what the problem is! Soil tested high PH which I have tried to treat, too. Suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
Alpine Current Review by mulchlady
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Appears to be a plant very adaptable to northern U S Climates. Review does not address Heat Zones that the plant will tolerate. The indication that it will grow in shade or sun makes it a plant to consider.

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Plant Facts

Family Ribes alpinum
Foliage Dense, Glossy Green
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 2-7
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Yellowish, Green
Fall Color Green

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