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Scientific Name: Ribes alpinum
Pronunciation: RYE-beez al-PYE-num
Common Name: alpine currant
Family Name: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
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.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Mixed shrub border, Sheared hedge, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Dark-red, Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, Technically a false berry (inferior ovary); edible but with an insipid taste

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Narrowly conical, One-scaled

Propagation: Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Heart rot, Rust, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area : storm planter
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