Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbottswood')

Botanical names:
Dasiphora fruticosa Accepted
Potentilla fruticosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 24, 2012 1:42 PM

'Abbottswood' Potentilla is an excellent dense spreading shrub with large pure white flowers. Blooms from spring until fall. Plant as a shrub border, low hedge, or mass planting. Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all-purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary. Prune broken or damaged limbs.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 20, 2018 4:21 PM

'Abbottswood' has been the most popular white flowering cultivar of Shrub Cinquefoil in the Midwest & East US for several decades. It has larger flowers and darker bluish-green foliage, and stays about 3 feet high and not much wider.

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