Tree Detail

Grossulariaceae ?


Currant, Rocky Mountain

Grossulariaceae ?   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size: Medium-

Mature Size: 4-6 ' by 4-6'

Zone: 2-6 and ?   Growth Rate: Fast


Elevation (if known):

Water: Low, is drought tolerant

Soil : Not Particular

Sun: Full

Comments: Locally called Rocky Mountain Currant. I don't know the official name. This shrub commonly grows around here; I just transplanted mine from the property I purchased. I love the currant relish I make from this. In spring green leaves with yellow flowers; in fall, redish foliage. Seen here next to Robinson crab apple.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: Colorado and ?

Known Locations: Many around Alamosa. Look for the beautiful yellow flowers in spring and dark red fruit in fall. I have several in my Alamosa garden.

Information Sources: Trees for Conservation: a Buyer’s Guide (Colorado State Forest)