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Red Elderberry vs Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Sambucus racemosa

Potentilla Pensylvanica

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Red Elderberry
Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is well suited for naturalisation projects as it is a wildflower native to North America. It is widespread and can be found growing in rocky soils at higher elevations in the mountains and foothills, as well as the dry prairies. The Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is capable of growing in cold, harsh conditions. The bright yellow flowers are found at the top of long stalks in small dense clusters and are ideal for attracting pollinators.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

PENNSYLVANIA CINQUEFOIL QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.0 m (0.1 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Flowers: white
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: prairie cinquefoil