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Potentilla fruiticosa

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

A drought tolerant hardy shrub

Thrives in sunny borders or rockeries

Makes a great low hedge

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A drought tolerant hardy shrub, Potentilla fruticosa has attractive grey - green foliage and is covered in pretty yellow- orange flowers from May all the way through to September. This compact Shrubby Cinquefoil thrives in sunny borders or rockeries and makes a great low hedge. Shrubby Cinquefoils are native to the Northern Hemisphere, often growing at high altitude in mountainous regions. Height and spread: 150cm (59").

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months
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1 Bare Root Plant (57291)
8 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF7136)

Plant Potentilla in a sunny site on any free draining soil. On clay soil, add plenty of coarse grit or sharp sand to improve drainage.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

Feed and water plants regularly throughout the growing season. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base plants. Prune Potentilla stems back to within 3cm (1") of the previous year’s growth in spring to promote bushy growth and a multitude of flowers the following year.

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