Ornamental Shrub with Edible Fruit Red Lake Currant is a cultivar that is grown for its outstanding fruit production. It’s also a lovely little shrub that would look great as an understory plant in part shade, or perhaps along a small shed or garage.The Red Lake Currant is a compact, rounded deciduous shrub that can grow to about five feet in height with an equal spread.The lobed green leaves give your shrub a full, vibrant appearance and if you crush a leaf between your fingers you’ll enjoy the appealing scent that is emitted.However, your Red Lake Currant truly shines in its fruit production.Tiny yellow flowers will bloom on your Red Lake Currant in the spring, but they’re generally unnoticeable. What you will notice however, are the long clusters of large, red berries that follow in July.High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, red currants are deliciously tart and suitable for many uses. Gently run your hands along the long strands and the berries will easily pop off and flow into your bucket—they’re that easy to harvest!Use your currents for pies, preserves, wine…or freeze some for later use.The Red Lake Currant is a grand little shrub with superb fruit production. Even if you don’t harvest the fruit yourself, the crimson berries provide stunning contrast against the aromatic green leaves, and the wildlife will love them.* Ornamental features * Edible fruit.
Self Fertile Abundant CurrantsThe Consort Black Currant is a deciduous shrub bearing edible fruit. It would look lovely in a naturalized area, as a group planting, or as a single specimen plant in your yard. Your Consort Black Current will certainly provide succulent fruit, but it’s also a lovely ornamental bush.White, bell-shaped flowers hang from the plant in 1-2 inch clusters in the spring. These floral beauties also emit a pleasing, sweet fragrance that will attract bees and butterflies to your yard. Even without your Currant’s floral artistry, its light green foliage gives your shrub a lively, vital appearance.As the blooms of your Black Currant fade, clusters of ¼ inch berries ripen into a glossy ebony. Just imagine popping one into your mouth for that explosion of tart-sweet flavor that only the Black Currant is prized for! Make into preserves, pies or wine and still have lots left over to share with friends and family because your Black Currant will be a high producer every year. Before the leaves of your Currant drop for winter, it will gift you with one more treat in the form of a blazing display of reds and yellows as it casts off it summer plumage. Your Black Currant will grow to about 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It’s self-fertile, so you can just have one if you like and still get a great harvest.The Consort Black Currant is a beautiful shrub that requires little care and yet provides a bountiful harvest. What more could you ask for in a garden shrub! * High Producer* Spring Flowers and Fall Color * Self Fertile.
Extremely Hardy and Adaptable ShrubGreen Mound Alpine Currant is a deciduous shrub with a particularly hardy nature. Plant several for an excellent small hedge that is both carefree and easy to care for. If you’re seeking a reliable, hardy shrub then look no further! Your Green Mound leafs out in early spring so you won’t have to wait long for its vibrant presence in your yard. The 5-inch leaves are rounded and lobed with a vibrant, bright green hue that assumes spicy tones of yellow for autumn. The autumn leaves drop to reveal brown stems with an exfoliating tendency (which provides added decorative appeal as the shrub ages). Some currant bushes bear masses of messy fruit, but your Green Mound is a male cultivar so you won’t have to deal with the clean-up from the tiny, red berries. It’s an easy-to-care-for, neat and orderly shrub for your landscape. Green Mound Alpine Currant will grow up to 4 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. It is a multi-stemmed dwarf shrub with a mound-forming habit and dense nature. Green Mound is adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions and adjusts very well to pruning. It’s even long-lived. In fact, under optimal conditions Green Mound will live up to 30 years. There are so many choices in shrubs for the landscape, so it’s important pick one that can meet your needs every year. Green Mound Alpine Currant will out-perform many other shrubs. It’s a perfect addition to your yard for some vibrant green color and exceptional texture. You won’t miss when choosing Green Mound Alpine Currant for your yard this year!* Bright green foliage * Dwarf * Cold hardy * Shade tolerant * Adaptive to a variety of conditions or soils.
Dependable Shrub with Reliable ColorAlpine Currant (Ribes alpinum) is the shrub you need when you want a super-hardy, totally dependable, tough-as-nails, doesn’t care about the soil or light or air kind of shrub.Whether you plant this as a specimen or better yet as a hedge, Alpine Currant will work for you.Full sun? Great!Lots of shade? Not a problem.Clay soil? Who cares?Urban street side? Doesn’t matter.Heavy pruning? Bring it on!Alpine currant is one tough cookie. It forms a thick shrub with branches all the way to ground level. In the fall it drops its leaves without much fanfare, and in the spring it greens up again in the blink of an eye. Alpine Currant will occasionally set small currant-like fruit, but not consistently enough to consider it an asset. And they aren’t edible currants, so they taste pretty nasty to humans, but the birds go CRAZY for them should you get a crop.Alpine Currant is a landscaper’s standby for a carefree shrub you can count on to provide reliable green color spring through fall and is a must-have for those landscape spots where you could use something simple and dependable. * Very adaptable to a variety of conditions * Shade tolerant * Drought tolerant* Urban tolerant* Tolerant of a variety of soils* Adaptable to pruning.