The dense cushion-shaped crown of a deciduous shrub is perfect for creating various compositions in the garden. And yellow large flowers will create a bright accent and give individuality to the garden.
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- Goldfinger cinquefoil in folk medicine
Grows in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers uniformly moist soils. It grows slowly under natural conditions. Half of its height (30 cm) can gain up to 20 years. Goldfinger cinquefoil is resistant to frost and will feel great even in the most. Feels bad in arid areas.
The shrub blooms from late spring to early autumn, forming yellow flowers. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The flowers are densely arranged, and the bush itself forms a rounded shape. The relatively fine texture of the leaves distinguishes it from other landscape plants with less sophisticated greenery. This is a relatively low shrub, reaching a height of 1 m.
Pruning is preferable at the end of winter when the frost has already passed. Goldfinger cinquefoil is a good choice for attracting butterflies to the yard. It has no significant negative characteristics. Goldfinger cinquefoil is recommended for mass planting, which can form various decorative elements.
Abundant and prolonged flowering gives the shrub an advantage when choosing a shrub for planting. Also, do not discard single plantings, which will create a bright accent due to the color of the flowers.
Massive shrub. It grows in the garden in several years. Over the year, it adds 0.2 m in width and 0.15 m in height. Reproduction occurs vegetatively (using cuttings) or by dividing the bush. When planting, you do not need to use a greenhouse, and the seeds are planted directly into the open ground.
It adapts perfectly in semi-shady areas, although a sunny side will be preferable. Despite the need for sun, it does not tolerate drought.
Planting and leaving
Goldfinger shrub cinquefoil has its own preferences for living, so it is worth observing a little that will help the shrub to please its owner. The plant may be in the shade, but it is preferable to determine the planting site in the open sun. The roots are not located deep, although sometimes they can go into the ground up to 0.8 m.
A shrub is planted to a depth of half a meter. First, you need to drain the soil with a layer (0.2 m) of pebbles or chipped bricks. If the soil is not distinguished by an abundance of nutrients, feeding can be done artificially. When planted as a hedge, it is worth maintaining a distance between the bushes of 0.6 - 0.8 m.
The soil should be prepared by the obligatory creation of a drainage layer from rubble, enrichment of the soil with fertilizers and the creation of optimal acidity (pH 7-8.5). Mineral fertilizers are applied in the spring (100-150 g). Fertilizers phosphorus and potash are used before flowering.
Loves abundant watering, but tolerates dry periods. Dry air has a negative effect on the plant. If the weather is hot, then watering is carried out 3-4 times per season, 1-1.5 buckets for each bush. Loves evening spraying, but you need to try not to damage the flowers. The younger the plant, the more often and more abundantly it should be watered. Loosen the soil to a depth of about 10 cm. Remove weeds. After planting, mulch with a layer of at least 5 cm.
It is enough to cut the shrub once every five years at the end of April. After pruning, stumps up to 20 cm long remain. The branches of the plant grow back quickly. Pruning is followed by mandatory feeding. Cardinal pruning is optional. It is enough to remove weak or old branches in the spring. Once every couple of years, you can trim the edges by 10 cm to create a more compact bush. Any circumcision takes place in the second half of April.
In September, you can shape the plant, cutting off 1/3 of the length of the shoot. Cinquefoil does not require special preparation for frost. The ends of annual shoots can be damaged in very severe frosts. If properly cared for, the plant becomes more resistant to cold winters with age.
Rust or powdery mildew can damage the leaves. Both are caused by fungi. Rust forms reddish spots on the leaves. Powdery mildew - light bloom. Fungi are parasites that feed on the host.
Goldfinger cinquefoil in folk medicine
The leaves of the shrub contain a large amount of ascorbic acid. In terms of its content, the plant can be compared with black currant berries. The inhabitants of Siberia have long used dried or fresh cinquefoil leaves for brewing tea. The bush leaves are brewed in the same way as regular tea.
In addition to its pleasant taste and aroma, Potentilla tea has a beneficial effect on the work of the cardiovascular system, gives vigor, which increases efficiency.
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