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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Northern Gooseberry

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Northern Gooseberry

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.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY 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: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour:
Berries: purple or purplish black
Flowers: bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes