Scientific Name: Ribes alpinum Form: Round
Common Name:alpine currant Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:GrossulariaceaeHabit: Dense, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Pubescent, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Green-yellow, May
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Dark-red, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Sheared hedge, Wildlife food, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, 3-5 lobed, bright green; fruit a dark red berry but male plants are more commonly planted for their rust resistance.