Potentilla - Goldfinger #2
Goldfinger Potentilla - Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'
Height: 3 feet - Spread: 4 feet - Sunlight: full sun partial shade - Hardiness Zone: 2a
Description:A compact broadly spreading shrub with showy bright yellow flowers from June until frost and fine textured dark green foliage; the ultimate flowering shrub for northern gardens, hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, but dislikes wet soils
Ornamental Features: Goldfinger Potentilla has yellow flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has dark 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: Goldfinger 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.
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.