Potentilla - Morden Snow #2
Morden Snow Potentilla - Potentilla fruticosa 'Morden Snow'
Height: 30 inches - Spread: 3 feet - Sunlight: full sun partial shade - Hardiness Zone: 2a
Description: A tidy compact shrub with large, double white flowers from June until frost over fine textured foliage; great for foundations or low hedges; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, but dislikes wet soils
Ornamental Features: Morden Snow Potentilla features showy white flowers with yellow eyes 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: Morden Snow 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.