Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of various soil types, including sandy and loamy soils
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 2-7

Features:

Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa) is a charming deciduous shrub admired for its profusion of colorful flowers and compact, mounding growth habit. Its adaptability to various soil conditions makes it a versatile addition to gardens, borders, and landscape beds. This native plant not only adds beauty to the landscape but also attracts pollinators and enhances the visual appeal of outdoor spaces.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Shrubby Cinquefoil can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet with a similar spread. Its dense, mounding growth habit is adorned with small, pinnate leaves and clusters of bright flowers, creating a delightful display of color and texture in the garden.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Shrubby Cinquefoil offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Attraction: The colorful flowers of Shrubby Cinquefoil attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in the garden.
  • Erosion Control: The dense foliage and fibrous root system of Shrubby Cinquefoil help stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes and embankments, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone areas.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense growth habit of Shrubby Cinquefoil provides cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance in the garden.
  • Visual Appeal: With its profusion of flowers and compact form, Shrubby Cinquefoil adds color and texture to gardens, borders, and landscape beds, creating a vibrant and inviting outdoor space.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Shrubby Cinquefoil is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and beautiful plant for sunny landscapes.