Alpine currant is a shrub plant, reaching a height of not more than two, and often one and a half meters.
It blooms very nicely with small flowers with a slight greenish tinge, and in some places with yellowish tints. The flowering is very abundant and therefore you can observe a whole bunch of flowers, exuding a delicate fragrance.
After all this beauty ottsvetet, fruits appear, painted in red. And in the fall, the color range changes again and the alpine currant appears before us shrouded in deep yellow color of the foliage cast in the sun.
Alpine currant fruits in the second half of the summer season (end of July - beginning of August).
Alpine currant can be beautifully cut, only very carefully and preferably in early spring. After the foliage appears, the period of flowering will come, and you will fully be able to get better with your work.
In nature, alpine currant can be found in the highlands. No wonder that this plant has such a resounding name "Alpine". She is quite a frequent inhabitant of the mountains of North America, for example.
Application of currant alpine
Very successfully currant alpine used in landscape design. Bushes are quite neat with dense vegetation, respectively, even without a special hairstyle, which experts call "molding", you can please yourself with group planting compositions from the bushes only of Alpine currant or in combination with other shrubs.
Often you can find hedges made of alpine currants. This, of course, is not a prickly reliable fence from thorns or wild rose bushes, however, in its beauty, the plant we are considering will perhaps surpass them. And yet, it's all an amateur.
Planting currant alpine
Like most plants that are actively used both for decorating our plots and for future use in food, Alpine currant will require a warm, well-lit seat from you. The distance between plantings within one line should be spacious enough and be a meter - one and a half. A sufficient amount of UV light and space are the direct guarantees of the good development and rapid growth of your alpine currant.
The plant is fastidious to the composition of the soil. Optimal planting to produce on fertile or well-fertilized land. Of course, the best option for alpine currant is black soil.
For planting, it is better to choose an area that is at least one and a half to two meters away from the groundwater. In the process of planting, saplings will be deepened correctly, but not too much by five to ten centimeters.
Not only the alpine currant, but also other shrub plants planted by you, mineral supplements added to the planting hole during planting will be useful.
Mandatory drainage currant Alpine does not require.
Before planting, dig up the ground well to enrich it with oxygen and eliminate all weeds.
Plant alpine currants in spring or autumn.
In recent times, planting shrub plants has been carried out with just one-piece young bushes. This is not a bad thing, however, it is a very expensive business, if you decide to plant a living currant fence from the Alpine currant, then much less money will be spent on the purchase of cuttings. There is only a problem in the long process of growing such a fence from twigs. Far faster, of course, to plant at once solid bushes.
Care for alpine currants
Care will be in regular watering, weed control, dressing and pruning.
Pruning is recommended in late March - early April, that is, in the first half of the spring season.
Organic fertilizers should be applied at least once every two years, and the plant should be supplied with mineral fertilizers annually in spring and summer.
See also: How to grow currants?