Billings, Montana @ ZooMontana
Catalogue A# 0097-0012 A8
GPS 45D 43' 57" N / 108D 37' 19" W
Potentilla fruticosa cv. 'Abbotswood'
Origin: Northern Hemisphere (widespread)
Common name: Abbotswood Potentilla, Bush or shrub cinquefoil
Location: Plaza Junction under White Fir Z47
Number in accession: 3
Shrubby cinquefoil is a dense, bushy shrub with upright, slender branches. The species produces bright yellow or creamy white flowers for most of the growing season. Cultivars come in wide range of flower colors. An excellent choice for hot, dry sites.
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Native Locale: , North America
Landscape Uses: Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Mixed border
Size Range: Small shrub (3-5 feet), Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet)
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6
Soil Preference: Dry soil, Moist, well-drained soil
Ornamental Interest: Summer blossoms
Season of Interest: Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall
Flower Color & Fragrance: Orange, Pink, White, Yellow
Shape or Form: Mounded, Multi-stemmed, Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Size & Form
1 to 4 feet high and wide
Rounded habit with fine texture stems.
Tree & Plant Care
Best in full sun and well drained soil. Not tolerant of wet sites.
Withstands poor soils, hot dry sites and high pH soils.
A fiborous root system makes transplanting easy. Slow growing.
Renewal prune by removing 1/3 of the oldest stems in late winter or early spring, or occasionally cut back all stems to the ground to rejuvenate.
Disease, pests, and problems
Spider mite can be troublesome in hot weather.
Does not tolerate permanently wet areas.
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Hardy in the Midwest, withstands extreme cold temperatures
Tolerant of aerial salt spra