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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Mongolian Cherry

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Prunus fruticosa

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Mongolian Cherry

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.

Mongolian Cherry is a hardy shrub that is often grown as an ornamental. This plant makes an attractive flowering hedgerow that requires little maintenance. The dark red cherries are tart and desirable for baking, wine-making, and canning. This shrub is popular with wildlife.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

MONGOLIAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: clusters of white flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: dwarf cherry, european dwarf cherry, steppe cherry