White Flowered Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

White Flowered Cinquefoil - Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Common Name: White Flowered Cinquefoil
Genus: Potentilla
Species: fruticosa
Cultivar: 'Abbotswood'

The Latin translation of the word Potentilla refers to the strong medicinal properties of some species in the Genus.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Makes a good hedge, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This deciduous shrub has small, dark green leaves. Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ has a long flowering period; the flat, saucer shaped, white flowers last from late spring, throughout summer and into autumn. Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ could be used as a low growing, informal hedge. It is also often used as a groundcover plant.

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