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Alpine Currant

Alpine Currant
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Plant Information
Common Name Alpine Currant
Botanical Name Ribes alpinum
Plant Type Shrub
Mature Height 4 to 5 ft
Mature Width 4 to 5 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Green-yellow
Bloom Interest Insignificant
Bloom Period April to May
Seasonal Interest Summer
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Green
Attributes Dense Shade, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 2 to 7
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Check once a week when young. These have very low water needs once established.
Fertilize Notes Fertilize to enhance the leaf color in late winter or early spring while dormant or liquid feed 3-4 times late April to mid July.
Prune Notes Prune early spring before new growth begins. This is a dense shrub that benefits from thinning the interior.