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Pink Beauty Potentilla

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Considered one of the finest selections, this compact shrub bears showy pink flowers from June until frost over fine textured dusty green foliage; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, flower color is best with afternoon shade, dislikes wet soils

Characteristics

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

Ornamental Features

Pink Beauty Potentilla has pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has bluish-green deciduous foliage. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Beauty Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Pink Beauty Potentilla will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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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