Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa 'Snowbird')

Botanical names:
Dasiphora fruticosa Accepted
Potentilla fruticosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies


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Posted by JeffLoflinECV (Carson City, Nevada - Zone 6b - Zone 6b) on Aug 21, 2019 10:46 AM

I'm in Zone 6b, 4800' elevation, and dry. This perennial shrub has taken a couple of seasons to get going. Definitely a slow grower in my area. It gets some mid-day afternoon sun, about 3 hours. I really love the white blooms in the spring. After the initial burst of flowers, it has been flowering sporadically throughout the summer.

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