A small twiggy deciduous shrub with dainty foliage and buttercup-like flowers. Sometimes referred to as Dasiphora fruticosa this very hardy plant is native across all north temperate regions from Asia to North America. The compact cultivar ‘Apricot Whisper’ has peachy-pink flowers that appear in abundance in early summer and continue more sparsely into fall. They contrast nicely with the small dark green leaves. As branches age they develop mildly ornamental peeling bark.