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Mango Tango Potentilla

Category:

A new variety that’s extremely dense and compact with showy yellow flowers streaked with orange from July until frost and fine textured foliage; tough, hardy and adaptable, rarely requires pruning, excellent in mass plantings

Characteristics

Species:
fruticosa
Other Species Names:
Bush Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil
Average Landscape Height:
24 inches
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Genus:
Potentilla
Cultivar:
Mango Tango
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Period:
from late spring to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
light green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Mango Tango Potentilla has yellow flowers with orange centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has light green deciduous foliage. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Mango Tango Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

Planting & Growing

Mango Tango Potentilla will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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