February 4, 2023
Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ is also known as Shrubby Cinquefoil ‘Abbotswood‘, Potentilla davurica ‘Abbotswood’, Potentilla dahurica ‘Abbotswood’, Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ (Potentilla is the old name but it is still widely used and Dasiphora is still widely disputed), Bush Cinquefoil ‘Abbotswwod’, Shrubby Five-finger ‘Abbotswood’, Tundra Rose ‘Abbotswood, or Widdy ‘Abbotswood’.

Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’

It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Dasiphora fruticosa is native to the subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ is a bushy deciduous shrub. It grows to about 75cm or 30in tall. It has dark green leaves that are pinnate with 5 oblong leaflets. It is an upright but sprawling plants. The stems and the leaves are covered with silvery hair. It flowers from spring into summer. The flowers are white and flat with five petals. Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ flowers profusely.

Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ is easy to grow to plant it in moist soil, or moisture-retentive soil in the sun or partial shade. It adapts to most types of soils. It is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Propagate from softwood cuttings. Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ is generally disease-free and pest-free. Prune lightly after flowering.

Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’

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