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POTENTILLA fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Commonly known as Buttercup shrub, Shrubby cinquefoil

The best white
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Pinnate leaves to 4cm (1½in) long, composed of usually 5 or 7 narrowly oblong leaflets.
  • White
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact, bushy shrub. Produces flowers singly or in cymes of 3.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

POTENTILLA fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Blooms over a long period from late spring to mid autumn.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
    4cm (1½in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Blue
    Blue-green
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Potentilla - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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