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Potentilla fruticosa /Bush Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa   / Potentilla fruticosa
Summer flowering in full sunlight
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Summer flowering in full sunlight

Flowers ordinarily white, but maybe other colors

Vigorously growing shrub

Free flowering species

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Scientific Name: Potentilla fruticosa
Common Name: Bush Cinquefoil
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Used as a ground cover, but can become ragged as it stays in place for several years. Performs satisfactorily on poor sites, and on better growing areas it will flower from spring until frost. The flowers come in five colors including white, pink, yellow, orange and red.