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A Go-To Choice for a Healthy Green Hedge: Alpine Currant

  • Even Green Coloration
  • Looks Great Trimmed or Au Naturale
  • Berries for Birds
  • Extremely Hardy
  • Hedge for Foundation Planting

When it comes to a practical, beautiful, and beneficial hedge, the Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum '') is hard to beat. This medium-green, even growing shrub makes for a manageable hedge or low-growing screen that offers touches of interest throughout the year.

The Alpine Currant features dense branches from roots to tip that is completely cloaked by small leaves in medium green. While a singular Alpine Currant makes for an attractive addition to the garden bed or foundation planting, these hardy shrubs are most often used as a low-maintenance hedge that can be shaped into a formal hedge or left alone for a more celebratory, natural shape.

Of course, you get more than just a green shrub when you invest in the Alpine Currant. Birds appreciate the red berries that the female plants produce. These bright red berries are petite, but they persist through fall and winter and provide a tasty meal when birds need all the nourishment they can get.

When it comes to tenacity, the Alpine Currant is strong, persistent, and nearly impossible to kill. This tough shrub takes pruning like a champ any time of the year. And the Alpine Currant also withstands some of the most intolerable conditions. It doesn't mind a city setting or clay soils. It will also thrive in full sun to shade.

The Alpine Currant does appreciate an early springtime trim for the best health and renewal growth. Simply remove the oldest branches leaving the younger thinner stems or they can be completely cut down and started over if desired.

Want to hone your pruning skills? Alpine Currants make a safe and sound choice for an attractive and easy shrub that makes for a remarkable hedge, especially when trimmed into shape.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Alpine Currant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Botanical Name Ribes alpinum
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow, Green
Foliage Dense
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No