Bee visiting Shrubby cinquefoil
Shrubby cinquefoil flowers and foliage
Rose family (Rosaceae)
Note: Shrubby cinquefoil was recently reclassified as Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) and subspeciesDasiphora floribunda (Pursh)
Also Pentaphylloides floribunda
Shrubby cinquefoil is a long lived native shrub distributed throughout the northern and western US, Alaska, and throughout Canada. It is also native to northern Europe and Asia.
Many cultivars of this popular shrub have been developed for the nursery trade. A profusion of small yellow flowers bloom from late summer through frost. Cultivars, however, are available with white, pink, orange, and redflowers. Colors other than yellow tend to fade in summer heat.
This twiggy shrub has small fine leaves and grows from 12 to 48 inches tall and wide. Shrubby cinquefoil requires full sun. It tolerates poor dry soils with little or no additional fertilizer. This species is very cold tolerant and survives in USDA Zones 2 through 7 and grows well at high elevations.
adult and caterpillars of moths and butterflies