• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Durable Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives 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 annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.