We no longer grow this plant.
To find other selections you may like, please see the bottom of this page or use My Plantfinder

Abbotswood Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Pronunciation: poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
SKU #06669
3-7

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:

 Change Location
OVERVIEW
Description An excellent dwarf shrub that will provide brilliant summer interest with masses of bright white blooms that cover the fine green foliage, long after many plants have stopped flowering. A versatile plant for use as an accent or along walkways, in borders, low hedges, and foundation plantings. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing, to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Ground Cover
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 Color White
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Switch Grass (Panicum); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)
CARE
Care 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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant

Buy Online

This plant is not available to purchase online.

Check a local Monrovia retailer.

Buy Locally

This plant may be available in these stores:

Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.

More stores near you >

About Us

Monrovia grows beautiful plants for every region

We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly
100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.

We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.