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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Northern Red Currant

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Ribes triste

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Northern Red Currant

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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: swamp red currant