Geographical origin: South America.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 1 m, width up to 1m.
Type of soil: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.
Properties and uses:
The Alpine currant is a small round shrub. It is used for low hedges or as a main component of rustic hedges. It can also be a very decorative plant when grown as a specimen. Its small red fruits have little taste. They appear only on the female plants during the summer, it is therefore sensible to plant several shrubs.