Ribes alpinum 'Aureum'

Alpine currant


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Hardy as heck variegated currant which has yellow foliage turning more lime-chartreuse as the season moves along. This is a pretty compact little deciduous shrub making a tangle of twigs to eventually 3 feet tall and as wide. We have ours out in full sun - that is coastal Washington sun mind you - and have seen no foliage burn. We've seen references to it being hardy to zone 2 so assume it is as unaffected by cold as a chunk of basalt. Little reddish fruit can be expected but it is the leaves you are after.


Plant Type

  • Shrub

Mature Size

3' - 4'

Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 3 (-35 °F)
  • Zone 4a (-30 °F)
  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Spring
  • Deer Resistant Plants