Alpine currant Ribes alpinum

alpine currant


R. alpinum is a compact, mound-forming, twiggy, deciduous shrub with small, lobed leaves on spineless shoots. Produces upright sprays of small, bell-shaped, greenish-yellow flowers in spring, male and female on separate plants. Pollinated female flowers produce dark red berries 7mm across

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine currant mountain currant tasteless mountain currant see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 2

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter

  • insectPests

    Aphids may be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a leaf spot, powdery mildews, honey fungus and coral spot