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Red Currant vs Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Ribes rubrum

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Red Currant
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Fall colour:
Berries: translucent red berries
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Flowers: bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no