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Potentilla fruticosa

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Bush Cinquefoil, Widdy, Golden Hardhac

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Bright yellow blooms cover globe-shaped shrub all summer.

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  • Summer-long Yellow Bloom
  • Rounded Form
  • Full Leafy Shrub
  • Landscape Favorite

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Used widely in the landscaping trade, Shrubby Cinquefoil is prized for its dependable long bloom time that splashes sunny yellow into the summer landscape. A member of the rose family, it grows to just above waist-height, making an attractive moundedbush. As the bush ages, flowers decrease on the older wood, so every few years it can be pruned to the ground to promote blooming. Water only from time to time because overwatering causes a gangly-looking plant.

Common Names Shrubby Cinquefoil, Bush Cinquefoil, Widdy, Golden Hardhac
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Mountainous forests, meadows, brush and desert shrub, throughout western U.S.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Moist, Well Drained
Placement Borders, mass plantings, naturalized shrub plantings, summer color accent
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 30 in.
Group Spacing 3 - 6 ft.
Blossom Color Yellow
Blooms Summer
Plants Symbol POFR4
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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