Every established plant at less than £1.75 UK native Compact hedge full of leaves and cheery yellow flowers Flowers through the whole of su...Read More
- Every established plant at less than £1.75
- UK native
- Compact hedge full of leaves and cheery yellow flowers
- Flowers through the whole of summer every year
- Effective hedge plant
- Suits exposed gardens
- Suits coastal gardens
- Happy in poor shallow soils given full sun
Get shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa in your garden for a compact green hedge perfect for wildlife; in early summer your plants put up lots of open 10p-sized yellow flowers, attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinators. Your flowers last through the summer every year given you months and months of floral interest.
Your shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa plants form a hedge which provides excellent shelter for garden wildlife including slug-eating amphibians and mammals like hedgehogs. Shelter is paramount in winter so animals can combat the effects of adverse weather and in the summer when they can avoid the hot summer sun.
In winter your plants lose the leaves but return again every spring. Even in winter the branches form protective habitats for overwintering insects and vulnerable mammals.
Your plants arrive as bare-root specimens which means they have a central bare and dormant stem attached to a network of roots. At this point your bare root specimens are just right to plant from September to March so the roots get used to the soil over the winter, becoming tough and productive before they reveal healthy leafy stems from spring onwards.
Position your plants around 60cm (2ft) apart and they come together to form a hedge. Consider planting temporary bedding for colour and to keep weeds down while you wait for your Potentilla fruticosa plants to cover the bare soil.
Every November trim your plants lightly to keep them in shape for a more formal hedge or leave to create a wilder and less formal look.
10 bare-root plants.
Height: 1m / 3.5ft if untrimmed.