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Labrador Tea vs Alpine Currant

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Ribes alpinum

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Labrador Tea
Alpine Currant

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: mountain currant