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Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin', Potentilla fruticosa 'Marrob', Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Robin', Dasiphora fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Marian Red Robin' _ 'Marian Red Robin' is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub with small, pinnate, mid-green leaves and, from summer to early autumn, red flowers, pale yellow on the reverse. from summer into early autumn.


Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial shade promote longer-lasting flowers

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin', Potentilla fruticosa 'Marrob', Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Robin', Dasiphora fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Marian Red Robin' _ 'Marian Red Robin' is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub with small, pinnate, mid-green leaves and, from summer to early autumn, red flowers, pale yellow on the reverse. from summer into early autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial shade promote longer-lasting flowers

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Marian Red Robin')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orgyia thyellina

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest from Eastern Asia which could be damaging to broadleaf and coniferous species if introduced to the UK; as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be on goods (including non-plant material) imported from Eastern Asia and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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