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Potentilla - 'Sunset' (Shrubby Quinquefoil)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Potentilla - Cultivation Notes

This low growing shrub prefers a well drained fertile soil, including chalk - but not sticky clay! Plant in full / half sun. Potentilla benefits form a winter organic mulch and light trim to shape.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Potentilla:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Potentilla:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Potentiller, Potantila, Potentiller