Potentilla fruticosa will thrive in fertile, fairly moist soil in full sun or part shade – the more sun, the more flowers.
Potentilla fruticosa makes a great ground cover for the garden. When planting Potentilla fritocosa, ensure a well drenched root ball. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil with a fork. If necessary improve poor garden soil with a mixture of well-rotted manure or granulated cow manure. Plant the Potentilla root ball at the correct depth – the top of the root ball should come just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water the Potentilla immediately after planting.
Potentilla - ShrubPotentilla fruticosa
It will grow and flower on even the poorest, dry soil. All summer long cinquefoil is covered with lemony-yellow flowers. For a fairly low, dense hedge, you should plant 3 shrubs per metre. Of course, you can also plant a single Cinquefoil as a solitary feature. Grows to approx. 75 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Using Potentilla as ground coverPotentilla fruticosa is especially decorative as ground cover when planted in large groups, preferably in a sunny spot. The small palmate leaves cover the ground well. It is also an excellent plant for borders and flower beds.
Show morePotentilla fruticosa is an easy to grow perennial requiring little or no maintenance. Make sure that the soil around the roots does not dry out to much on hot days. Before winter, cover the plants with a layer of leaf litter. Mulch with a layer of compost between the plants in early spring. The plant will shoot again in spring and will be in flower by early summer.
Show morePotentilla (Potentilla fruticosa) is a so-called cinquefoil with 5 leaflets that develop along the creeping stems with lovely coloured flowers too.
It is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) and very closely related to the strawberry (Fragaria).