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Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Bird' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Yellow Bird')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Bird'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Yellow Bird'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Bird' _ P. fruticosa 'Yellow Bird' is a deciduous shrub with small, grey-green leaves and yellow flowers from early summer through to autumn.


Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Bird' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-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 'Yellow Bird' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Yellow Bird') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial sun 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

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Bird'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Yellow Bird'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Bird' _ P. fruticosa 'Yellow Bird' is a deciduous shrub with small, grey-green leaves and yellow flowers from early summer through to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-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 'Yellow Bird' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Yellow Bird') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial sun 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

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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