Goldfinger Potentilla

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Goldfinger Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger') is a gorgeous, compact shrub perfect for foundation plantings. Its bright yellow flowers are beautifully highlighted against the fine-textured, dark green foliage. Their soft and fine textured leaves are green on top with a grayish color beneath!

The flowers bloom all summer for you with a natural neat growth habit that makes these shrubs one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden! And talk about a butterfly magnet! Rich with nectar and pollen for all types of beneficial pollinators, you'll enjoy seeing the amount of wildlife these lovely blooms attract!

Also known as Bush Cinquefoil, these highly ornamental shrubs are hardy, tidy, and carefree. Besides blooming into late fall, it is also deer resistant. Goldfinger is widely regarded as one of the best yellow-flowering Potentilla cultivars. Hardy throughout the chilliest of USDA growing zones 2 to 7 and grows to a fluffy rounded 3-4 feet in height and width!

Planting and Application:

You'll love having these small shrubs to brighten up your landscape. The compact, mounding form makes it a perfect choice as a border, low hedge, or accent piece in your garden! They make great fillers in mixed borders or places where you need some color. You'll adore the cheerful, pretty flowers.

Plant a low hedge all along a white picket fence. Edge with bright yellow and equally cheerful Sunshine Happy Trails™ Groundcover Rose to playoff shape in the same color family. Or, contrast with strappy blue flowered Liriope or billowing Russian Sage. Their smaller size makes them a great little facer shrub for larger or "leggy" plants that develop bare spots on their lower stems.

Everyone has one of those spots in the garden that is hot and dry, and nothing seems to do very well. That is where Potentilla comes into play. Potentilla becomes the workhorse of your landscape. Great for xeric-scaping and fire-wise landscapes alike!

Goldfinger Potentilla is a perfect foundation plant for those hot sunny sides of the home. Use them liberally along your front walk or along the front of your house. They'll never grow out of bounds or up high enough to cover your windows. Instead, your house will sparkle with these rich flowers that resemble living sunlight.

This can be used near the front of a mixed garden bed. Plant multiples in a gentle zig-zag or curve in front of larger shrubs or evergreen trees. By doing this, you'll create a "golden river" of color. If you are looking for a way to tie all your garden plantings together, simply use this easy shrub in each bed.

They work nicely in a perennial garden offering sunny flowers from late spring right into the fall. It would be great to plant at the very start of a garden path. Plant on either side of special garden sculptures. Wherever you put it, you'll draw your visitor's eye!

Maybe you have a hot south-facing slope or embankment that is hard to mow. Mulch the area and mass in a group of Potentilla for an easy ground cover for you. Because it tolerates urban conditions, use this in commercial settings. This is an outstanding plant to use in mass plantings!

  • Bright Golden Yellow 5-Petalled Blooms
  • Fine-Textured Lacy Two-Tone Foliage
  • Rounded Fluffy Form & Hardy Nature
  • Incredibly Cold-Hardy & Adaptable
  • Xeric & Fire-Wise
  • Pollinator Gardens!
  • Low-Growing Hedges, Borders, Accents & Pollinator Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

They are low-maintenance natives of North America and these cultivars do best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. However, these little guys are pretty tough. They can handle a variety of soils and resist disease and insects. Once established, Goldfinger will tolerate very tough conditions and periods of drought. They love sunny, exposed areas and are easy to care for. A touch of fertilizer and some mulch around the plants will give your plants a great start to a colorful summer.

It is best pruned in late winter to control its size and shape. Pruning is simple and may only have to be done every other year or so until the plants have been in place for a few years or more. In late winter or early spring, simply remove the tallest and thickest stems out right to the ground leaving the thinner stems in place to flower profusely. It's that easy!

  • Full Sun
  • Highly Adaptable to any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Late Winter To Shape
  • Remarkably Easy to Grow & Versatile

Sunny yellow color from late spring into fall, compact size, easy to grow and maintain, drought tolerant, and so versatile in the landscape. You will love them, but the deer will not! This shrub requires very little maintenance. Order plenty to complete your entire project. People are searching for this plant. If you see it in stock, order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Goldfinger Potentilla Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark Green & Gray Green Underside
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter