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botanical name:
Potentilla fruticosa 'Kobold'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Kobold' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Shrubby Cinquefoil
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Compact, dwarf habit. Small, divided, mid to greyish green leaves. Quite large, bright yellow flowers, with overlapping petals, in summer. Similar to Potentilla fruticosa 'Knap Hill Buttercup'.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Unfussy and hardy.

propagation:
From softwood cutting in early summer or semi-ripe, heeled cuttings in late summer or autumn.

usage:
Good for small spaces and group planting.
Sometimes used for Bonsai.

other notes:
Popular in mainland Europe.

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