Beautiful Hardy Potentilla Shrubs

Beautiful Hardy Potentilla Shrubs

Potentilla shrubs are an amazingly hardy, easy to care for small shrubs that deserves a spot in every garden. The multistemmed shrubs rise no higher than 4 feet, with a spread that is slightly smaller than the height. The stems fill thickly with gray-green leaves to create a rounded mound of foliage. Initial growth is rapid, but slows as the shrub ages. Potentilla shrubs prefer a sunny garden corner with well-drained soil in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 though 9. Potentilla shrubs needs full sun or light shade. A little shade during the heat of the day keeps the plant blooming longer. It prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soil, but tolerates, clay, rocky, alkaline, dry or poor soils. Strong disease and insect resistance makes growing Potentilla easy.

Here are some tips on how to care for Potentilla: Water Potentilla shrubs during prolonged dry spells. The plant survives without consistent watering but thrives when it gets plenty of moisture. This Native American shrub grows wild in boggy soils. Give the shrubs a shovelful of compost in late spring as the flower buds begin to swell, or fertilize it with a complete fertilizer. At the end of the flowering season, cut out the old branches at ground level or rejuvenate the shrub by cutting the entire plant back to ground level and allowing it to regrow. After a few years, it takes on an awkward shape unless you cut all the way back. Use organic mulch to help the soil retain moisture and discourage weeds. Pull back the mulch before the first freeze, and then push it back around the plant when the ground is frozen.

Garden With Ornamental Plants And Potentilla Shrubs

Garden With Ornamental Plants And Potentilla Shrubs

Potentillas are one of the lowest maintenance shrubs and when established require no attention other than pruning to keep them to the size you want.

Yellow Potentilla Shrubs In The Garden

Yellow Potentilla Shrubs In The Garden

The yellow or pink buttercup-like flowers first appear on this 1-4 foot tall shrub in June and will continue to brighten your landscape until the first frosts of Fall.

Potentilla Goldfinger Shrubs In The Yard

Potentilla Goldfinger Shrubs In The Yard

Potentillas flower from May to the end of August. The peak flowering time is early May to June.

Potentilla Shrubs In The Outdoor Yard

Potentilla Shrubs In The Outdoor Yard

ardeners in cold climates will find many uses for this hardy little shrub that thrives in climates as cold as USDA plant hardiness zone 2.

Backyard Garden Potentilla Shrubs

Backyard Garden Potentilla Shrubs

Plant your Potentilla in a sunny area that receives some shade during the hottest part of the day to prevent the flower colors from fading.

Yellow Flowering Potentilla Shrubs

Yellow Flowering Potentilla Shrubs

Potentilla prefer well-drained, reasonably rich soil, but will tolerate clay, rocky, or slightly alkaline soils as well.

Yellow Flowering Potentilla Shrub Plants

Yellow Flowering Potentilla Shrub Plants

Potentillas are deciduous (lose their leaves over winter) shrubs which grow well in our climate.

Backyard With Potentilla Shrubs And Fences

Backyard With Potentilla Shrubs And Fences

Bright yellow flowers cover shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa) from early June until fall.

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