Common Name: shrubby cinquefoil
Origin/Ecology: Native to northern hemisphere
Habit: Grows in a bushy mound to 2-4′ tall. Upright, twiggy.
Leaves: Simple with 5 lobes or compound with bottom lobes as separate leaflets. Lustrous, glandular hairs, ovate.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Flowers solitary. Can be white, yellow, orange, pink, red, dark red. Fruit: achene, brown.
Bark: Shaggy, cinnamon coloured.
Water Use, Soil: Moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor soils. Drought tolerant. High winter hardiness, perform best in cool northern summer climates.
Exposure: Full sun. Tolerant of part shade.
Landscape Uses: Alpine, group or mass planting, mixed shrub border, small garden/space.
Limitations: Fungal leaf spots, spider mites. Ugly in winter: leaves shrivel up but often cling; shrub looks like a pile of sticks.