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Potentilla - 'Tilford Cream' (Shrubby Quinuefoil)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Cream Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow 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:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Potentilla

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Potentilla:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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