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    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla

    Potentilla fruticosa 'Dakota Sunrise'

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    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Dakota Sunrise') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

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    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Other Names:  Bush Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil

    Description:

    This naturally compact low and mounded shrub is covered in bright yellow flowers all season long and fine textured rich green foliage, makes a good groundcover; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, but dislikes wet soils

    Ornamental Features

    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla has lemon yellow flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has green foliage throughout the season. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Dakota Sunrise Potentilla will grow to be about 24 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.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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