POTENTILLA fruticosa 'Elizabeth'

Commonly known as Buttercup shrub, Shrubby cinquefoil

Canary-yellow
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POTENTILLA fruticosa 'Elizabeth'

 
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  • Deciduous
    Pinnate leaves to 4cm (1½in) long, composed of usually 5 or 7 narrowly oblong, dark-green leaflets.
  • Yellow
    Canary yellow
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    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
  • 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 - 4.5cm (1¾in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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