Tree Detail



Potentilla, Cinquefoil


Category: deciduous shrub   Size: medium

Mature Size: 3 - 7' by 4'

Zone: 1 - 10   Growth Rate: medium

Foliage: Bright green to dark green or even greyish leaves.

Elevation (if known): at least 9,000ft

Water: Low to moderate depending on variety.

Soil : Adapts to wide variety of soils

Sun: Full

Comments: A large genus. I'm just referring to the shrubby plants here. I have both yellow and pink flowering varieties. Blooms last a long time. The yellow seem hardier. Mine reseed a bit.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: Native to northern latitudes everywhere

Known Locations: Quiet a few around town. I have several in my yard. Do well in Alamosa.

Information Sources: Sunset Western Garden Book.