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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Witch Hazel

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Hamamelis virginiana

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Witch Hazel

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.

Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, with a short trunk, bearing numerous spreading, crooked branches.

The seeds grow in a long, wooden pod with two to four seeds per pod. Upon ripening, the pods burst, firing the seeds up to 30km an hour.

The leaf and bark extract of Witch Hazel has been used as a remedy to common ailments such as inflammation, bruises and much more for many centuries.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

WITCH HAZEL QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tundra rose