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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs American Bladdernut

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Staphylea trifolia

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
American Bladdernut

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.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tundra rose