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Green Mound Alpine Currant

Ribes alpinum 'Green Mound'

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Green Mound Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum 'Green Mound') at Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Green Mound Alpine Currant

Green Mound Alpine Currant

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Green Mound Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum 'Green Mound') at Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Green Mound Alpine Currant

Green Mound Alpine Currant

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A compact and upright, densely branched shrub with leaves to the ground, popular for hedging, takes pruning extremely well, makes an excellent low formal border, tough and adaptable; good fall color; more resistant to disease than the species

Ornamental Features

Green Mound Alpine Currant has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Mound Alpine Currant is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Mound Alpine Currant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Green Mound Alpine Currant will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Ornamental Features