Shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa Photo/Illustration: Charles Mann 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa) poe-ten-TIL-ah frew-tih-KOE-sah Genus: Potentilla Shrubby cinquefoil is a bushy deciduous shrub growing to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide that has been bred to include a multitude of cultivars that bear flowers in a large array of colors including white, yellow, pink, peach, orange, and red. The flowers are small, single, and rose-like and appear continuously from late spring to early fall on finely textured , dark green foliage. Care: Provide full sun and well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 7. Prune lightly in spring since flowering occurs on new growth. Propagation: Sow seeds in fall or spring, or take softwood cuttings in early summer. Problems: Downy and powdery mildews, rust, and fungal leaf spots can be problems. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Pink, Red, Salmon, White, Yellow Type Shrubs Potentilla fruticosaView the discussion thread.