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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Alpine Currant

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Ribes alpinum

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Alpine 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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT 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
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: mountain currant