Potentilla fruticosa 'Manchu'
shrubby cinquefoil 'Manchu'
'Manchu' is is a low, spreading deciduous shrub to 30cm tall, with silvery-green leaves and white flowers throughout the summer
SynonymsPotentilla dahurica 'Manchu'
Potentilla glabrata 'Mandshurica'
see morePotentilla 'Mandshurica'
Potentilla davurica var. mandshurica misapplied
Buy this plant
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Potentilla can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs, or annuals, with palmately or pinnately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, saucer-shaped, 5-petalled flowers appearing over a long period
- Name status
How to grow
Easy to grow well in most soils but flowers fade more rapidly in full sun and last longer in moister soils
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Rock garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Banks and slopes
- Ground cover
- Flower borders and beds
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.