Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Green Mound Alpine Currant

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Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Ribes alpinum 'Green Mound' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Currant
  • Parent: Ribes alpinum
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 3-6'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    A dense low-growing cultivar that is less troubled with foliage disease problems than the species.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Hedges should be trimmed wider at the base to allow adequate light to the lower branches which will keep the hedge looking full. Hedges may be trimmed from spring to mid-July. If a hedge becomes overgrown and woody it may be renewed by cutting the entire plant to near the ground level in late fall or early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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