Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing, to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Use as a fast-growing shrub for hot, dry places in the garden. Grow in the perennial border at middle to rear location. Small enough for edging or an informal hedge. Particularly lovely for adding late-summer color to moonlight or all-white gardens. An ideal foundation plant for under low picture windows in front yards. Potentilla is a most resilient plant for adding zest to drought-resistant gardens or for that cheerful rangy quality so loved in country or cottage gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.|
|Companion Plants||Switch Grass (Panicum); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)|
Thrives in light, average to poor, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently when established; tolerates some drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7