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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Dwarf Birch

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Betula pumila

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Dwarf Birch

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.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Found growing up into the arctic circle, this is one of the few trees that grows that far north.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red-orange
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: tundra rose