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Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

Shrubby five-fingers

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Shrubby five-fingers)
Cressler, Alan
A low, mat-forming perennial, 1-10 in. tall, with shiny leaves, divided into threes which, if grown in direct sun, turn deep-red in fall. Small, white, five-petaled flowers are numerous in crowded clusters.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Autumn Foliage: yes
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CT , GA , IL , IA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , NC , ND , PA , RI , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE , QC , SK
Native Distribution: Greenland to N.W. Territory, s. to CT, s. Ont., MI, WI & n.e. IA; also s. along exposed mts. to GA
Native Habitat: Rocky & gravelly shores; dry, shale outcrops on prairie hillsides

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Rocky or gravelly, sterile soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful as a ground cover. Good drainage is essential. Plants should be divided every 3-4 years or when they appear crowded.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2015-09-30