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Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: neutral, average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 3'-4'

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, fall interest, mounding, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, stream margin plant

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)
  • Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)
  • Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)
  • Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)
  • Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)

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Description

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda

Also known as:

shrubby cinquefoil

,

bush cinquefoil

,

golden hardback

,

potentilla

,

prairie weed

,

fivefinger

,

buckbrush

,

ninebark

,

widdy

,

yellow rose

Scientific Synonyms:

Dasiphora floribunda, Dasiphora fruticosa, Pentaphylloides floribunda, Pentaphylloides fruticosa, Potentilla floribunda, Potentilla fruticosa

Description

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda is a low-growing, well-rounded shrub. The leaves are divided into small, feather-like (pinnate) gray-green leaflets. The yellow flowers are very showy and resemble over-sized buttercups. They appear singularly along the leaf axils, and in terminal clusters. New stems are covered with soft hair, they later become smooth, and eventually turn into reddish-brown peeling bark. This is a shrub with strong overall ornamental value. It is evergreen in certain parts of its range.

Cultivation

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda is easy to grow and maintenance free. It is not particular about soil. Its scuckering habit along with its tolerance of poor soil make it a good choice for erosion control. It is however shade intolerant and should be placed in full sun. Its water requirements and tolerances will vary greatly, depending on geographic location. It is drought tolerant and can be found growing in semi-arid environments, yet it is also found growing along bogs and water features. It is a cold climate species that subsists in the lower tundra near the Arctic circle, and is commonly found on sub-Alpine mountain slopes. Bloom time will vary from June through September, or until frost. Zones 2-6

Propagation

Easily propagated from fresh seeds without pretreatment. The shrub's suckers are easy to remove and transplant. Can also be propagated from softwood cuttings taken in spring.

Additional Notes

Shrubby cinquefoil is a great choice for container gardening. It cannot be considered deer resistant, but it is a food choice of last resort.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA
  • Threatened: IA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae Rose family
Genus Dasiphora shrubby cinquefoil
Species Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda shrubby cinquefoil