Potentilla (Cinquefoil) Shrub

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Potentilla (Cinquefoil) Shrub
  • Latin Name: Potentilla fruticosa
  • Family Name: Rosaceae

The most commonly grown species of these attractive garden shrubs is Potentilla fruticosa.  Potentilla has no known hazards, but is high in tannins which can give it an unpleasant taste.  It also contains the bitter glycoside tormentilline and so should only be offered in moderation.   

See Potentilla (Perennial Garden Plant).  See Cinquefoil.

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