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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Nannyberry

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Viburnum lentago

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum