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Western Sand Cherry vs Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Potentilla Pensylvanica

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Western Sand Cherry
Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

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.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

PENNSYLVANIA CINQUEFOIL QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.0 m (0.1 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium





Other Names: prairie cinquefoil