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Shrubby Cinquefoil | Plant Profile

Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentila fruticosa) are mound forming deciduous shrubs. They are compact and dense with an abundance of branches. Small leaflets cover the branches. Yellow flowers bloom from June – September.

Shrubby Cinquefoil prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun. These hardy shrub can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions once established.

Shrubby Cinquefoil can become low hedges or shrub borders when aligned. Their extended blooming season brings flowers to a landscape all summer.


Shrubby Cinquefoil Characteristics

Shrubby Cinquefoil are hardy shrubs that prefer the cool climate of Pennsylvania. Flowering can last for several months and the best crops are usually produced in full sun. Shrubby Cinquefoil are generally unattractive to deer and rabbits. Once established, they have some tolerance to drought, clay soils, and air pollution. Butterflies and other pollinators frequent the flowers.

Mildew and fungus can appear in humid climates or locations. Spider mites can be occasional insect visitors.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 7
2.00 - 4.00'
2.00 - 4.00'
Bloom Time
June - September
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?