Bush Cinquefoil is found from Asia to Europe to North America. This is a cold-hardy, low-maintenance shrub. The sweet little yellow flowers are plentiful and showy with a long bloom time. It prefers moist, well-drained, sandy soil but can handle many conditions, from wet to dry, and sand to clay. In the eastern US and Canada, this native Potentilla is commonly found in riparian zones, meadows, marshes, forest edges, and prairies. Although it prefers well-drained soils it is also associated with fens and peat bogs in other parts of the world. This is to say, this is one adaptable shrub.
Former botanical name: Potentilla fruticosa
May also be known as Potentilla, Golden Hard-hack, Shrubby Cinquefoil.