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Red Currant vs Alpine Currant

Ribes rubrum

Ribes alpinum

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Red Currant
Alpine Currant

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: mountain currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes