This vigorous white-flowered shrubby cinquefoil is a compact bushy flowering shrub with small dainty dark gray-green foliage. Sometimes called Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’, it is very hardy and originates from north temperate regions from Asia to North America. From summer to frost, many white buttercup-like flowers appear with regularity. These contrast nicely with its fine, dark leaves. As branches age, they develop peeling bark.
This plant is adapted to average to poor sandy or gravely soils and prefers full sun. Over time, old stems should be removed to keep this shrub looking neat and well kept. Cinquefoil is susceptible to spider mites and powdery mildew. This is a fine plant for low hedges, foundation plantings and mixed borders and there are many cultivars to choose from.
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Spring, Summer, Fall
Gray Green, Dark Green