The Alpine Currant makes a great deciduous hedge, especially in harsh conditions. It keeps leaves to the base of the plant and does get a few black/dark red berries in late summer.
For hedges 18-48" tall and 18-24" wide.
Cold Hardiness - Good in winter temperatures that dip up to -40C. Sizing - Great thing about Alpine Currant is it responds well to trimming so sizing boils down to what you would like (minimum mature size of 18" tall). If unpruned it will get to be 5' tall and wide. Location - Full sun to full shade! Yep, very adaptable plant which also goes for its wind tolerance and sustained performance in dry times.