Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Yellow

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Drought tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 1 m (3 ft)


Shrubby Cinquefoil, is a small, low maintenance, deciduous shrub which is an excellent addition to a butterfly garden, or for areas where deer are a problem. The yellow buttercup-like flowers first appear on this in June and will continue to brighten your landscape until the first frosts of Fall. This shrub is one of the top plants in Ontario for supporting a diversity of natural pollinators.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email