Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'Item #6668 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
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A versatile small shrub that charms with its cheery yellow buttercup-like flowers. Fine-textured green foliage on a mounded form. Use as a colorful accent in shrub borders. An easy to care for shrub that is highly adaptable, that works well for foundation plantings and perennial beds. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-saPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Special features:Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasThis yellow-flowering rangy perennial is highly versatile and adapts to unfavorable conditions. Use as a true perennial or as a fast-growing shrub for hot, dry places in the garden. Grow in the perennial border at middle to rear location. Use it as filler between upright, sparse shrubs or among both needled and broadleaf evergreens. An attention-getting foundation plant for front yards. Fine choice for drought-resistant gardens or for that cheerful rangy quality so loved in country or cottage gardens.Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus)
- 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 appearance, prune lightly after flowering.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.