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Shrubby cinquefoil in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Potentilla fruticosa

 

Shrubby cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa is a deciduous shrub with small, usually pinnate, leaves and 5-petalled flowers, similar to wild rose flowers, in various colours, from early Summer. A very easy, low-maintenance shrub

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plant Features
  • Shrubby cinquefoil likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Shrubby cinquefoil likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Shrubby cinquefoil is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Shrubby cinquefoil likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Shrubby cinquefoil

Latin name

Potentilla fruticosa

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Shrubby cinquefoil likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Shrubby cinquefoil is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Shrubby cinquefoil likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Shrubby cinquefoil likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Shrubby cinquefoil is 1.75meters x 2.00meters 1.75 M 2.00 M

Potentilla fruticosa

Potentilla fruticosa is a deciduous shrub with small, usually pinnate, leaves and 5-petalled flowers, similar to wild rose flowers, in various colours, from early Summer. A very easy, low-maintenance shrub


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Mid Autumn

Potentilla flowers freely through the summer, often well into autumn. Cut back flower stems, except for P. fruticosa varieties, as flowers fade.

 

Planting

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant from autumn to spring in any moderately fertile and well-drained soil except P. crantzii, P. cuneata and P. nitida, which need a gritty, poor soil if they are to produce a good display of flowers. All potentillas prefer a sunny situation.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from mid to late summer. The bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well. They must remain moist until rooted. Place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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