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Mango Tango Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango'

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Mango Tango Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango' flowers

Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango' flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Bush Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil

Description:

A new variety that's extremely dense and compact with showy yellow flowers streaked with orange from July until frost and fine textured foliage; tough, hardy and adaptable, rarely requires pruning, excellent in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Mango Tango Potentilla has yellow flowers with orange centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has light green foliage throughout the season. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mango Tango Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

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.

Mango Tango Potentilla is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mango Tango Potentilla will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features