The alpine currant
is a small and suckering member of the currant family.
Although preferring a neutral-acid soil, the alpine currant
is otherwise easy to grow, tolerating quite dense shade. It is said to perform well in poor soils, getting to be about 1 m high and wide.
As both male and female plants are required for fruit, it is often used as a low growing hedge or ground cover, spaced about 50 cm apart. The berry is like a redcurrant though sweeter and less acid and about 5 mm in size.
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