Gold Star Potentilla
Gold Star Potentilla
Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Star'Item #6680 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
A densely branched deciduous shrub valued for its beautiful display of golden yellow blooms that cover the finely textured green foliage profusely throughout summer. Excellent as a colorful border planting, landscape accent or massed as a groundcover. Very tolerant to poor soils. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-saPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer through FallFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasUniquely resistant to heat and infertile soils, Gold Star is a natural candidate for drought-resistant gardens. Spreading form can be used in an irregular mass as groundcover or as single mounds of color among both shrubs and perennials. Makes a good foundation cover around building walls or along the base of fence lines. A lovely carefree filler for country garden in spots bathed in afternoon heat.Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela); Lilac (Syringa)
- CareCare InformationThrives in light, well-drained, sandy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune lightly after flowering.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.