Currant, Rocky Mountain
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
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)