Potentilla: Your new favourite shrub

Are you looking to add a pop of colour to your garden? Are you unsure of where to start? Pick up some Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)! This highly resistant shrub sports beautiful and bright yellow, pink or white flowers which can turn your bland yard into a cheerful oasis you’ll be proud of. Potentillas are known to be one of the least fussy shrubs out there which allows them to thrive here in Nova Scotia. They need little help to reach their full potential and will bloom right into autumn, making them an ideal summer addition to your garden. This shrub typically grows between 2-4 feet tall and wide. However, what they lack in size, they make up for in colour and versatility.

For optimum Potentilla health, keep your shrub in direct sunlight or light shade. They love the sun, but keeping them slightly shaded on hot days will prolong their beauty. In addition, Potentillas need to be hydrated but are fairly independent when it comes to how much. They can survive without prolonged watering. However, they thrive when watered often. When it comes to pruning, a simple trim will do.

Potentilla facts:

  • They are quite resistant to diseases.
  • They are deer resistant.
  • They can live up to 15 years or more.
  • They lose their leaves early November.
  • They grow in almost any soil or fertilizer.
  • Potentilla hardiness zone: 2-7

Potentilla shrubs are perfect for both beginner and avid gardeners.

As the plant of the week, we are offering 3-gallon Potentillas for only $20! To find out how you can snag your own and take advantage of this temporary deal, visit us in store.


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