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Manchurian Apricot vs Alpine Currant

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

Ribes alpinum

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Manchurian Apricot
Alpine Currant

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old. Other famous cultivars of Manchurian Apricot include Scout Apricot, Moongold, and many more.

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.

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: early bloom ranging from white to light pink
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Bark: reddish to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: mountain currant


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