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Green Alder vs Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Alnus crispa

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

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Green Alder
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil quality.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.

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.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
Other Names: tundra rose