Potentilla Fruticosa Red Ace


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SKU: potentilla-fruticosa-red-ace Category:
Common Name: Shrubby Cinquefoil
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H7
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Flowering period: June – October
  • Hardiness: H7
  • Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5 – 1m

Potentilla Red Ace, or ‘Shrubby Cinquefoil’ as it is sometimes known is a striking perennial shrub that belongs to the rose family. This low-maintenance plant is known for its show-stopping red blooms that appear from early Summer to early Autumn, providing a burst of colour in the garden. The flowers are single, with five petals, and grow up to 5cm wide.

Potentilla Red Ace has a compact, mounding habit and can reach a height and spread of 1 metre. The plant’s foliage is made up of small, green leaves that remain attractive throughout the growing season. This deciduous shrub is hardy and can thrive in a variety of soil types, including loamy, sandy, and clay soils.

This is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings, including mixed borders, cottage gardens, and rock gardens. Its vibrant blooms make it an excellent choice for adding a pop of colour to the garden, and its compact size makes it ideal for smaller spaces. This shrub also attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it a valuable addition to any wildlife garden.

Overall, this is a stunning, low-maintenance shrub that is sure to add beauty and interest to any garden. Its vibrant blooms, easy care requirements, and versatility make it a must-have for any gardener looking to add colour and interest to their outdoor space.

How to care for your Potentilla Red Ace

  1. Planting: Prefers a location with full sun exposure and well-draining soil. Plant the shrub in Spring or Autumn, making sure to dig a hole that is slightly larger than the plant’s root ball.
  2. Watering: Prefers moderate moisture levels. Water the plant deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions. Avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot.
  3. Fertilising: Apply a slow-release fertiliser in Spring, before new growth appears. You can also fertilise again in mid Summer, if needed.
  4. Pruning: Benefits from regular pruning to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth. Prune the shrub in late Winter or early Spring, before new growth appears. Remove any dead or damaged branches, as well as any crossing or rubbing branches.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Make sure to keep the mulch away from the stems to prevent rot.

By following these care tips, you can help ensure that your Potentilla Red Ace shrub stays healthy and beautiful year after year.


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