General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: male cultivar, no fruit
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Other: greenish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Alpine Currant

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Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-10-21
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-10-21
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
Date: 2021-06-23
a few shrubs planted close together like a groundcover
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
Date: 2021-06-23
several shrubs planted close together
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 7, 2021 10:42 AM concerning plant:
    This newer cultivar is from the 1990's, probably an improvement of a dwarf form taken from some general cultivars of either "Compacta' or 'Nana' or 'Pumila' that don't seem to be around anymore. If not planted really close to each other to form a sort of higher groundcover, but given individual room, then it becomes a short, rounded form. 'Green Mound' is a male plant selection that has good resistance to leaf spot and anthracnose fungi that can damage foliage in humid and/or wet conditions. Being a male form of the Alpine Currant, it does not act as an alternate host to the White Pine Blister Rust Disease that is deadly to White Pines growing in northern latitudes of Minnesota-Wisconsin-Michigan-New England and eastern Canada. It is a nice looking little shrub that only develops pale yellow fall color.

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