Rejuvenating An Unsightly, Twiggy Potentilla Shrub

Potentilla shrubs, with their cheery, sunshine-colored flowers, are beautiful landscape plants. They thrive in full sun, blooming beautifully even in hot, dry exposures. After all, they’re native in some of North Dakota and Minnesota’s toughest sites. Much good can be said of all the pretty potentilla varieties, except when they become a mass of twiggy…
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Spring Rejuvenation Of Overgrown Shrubs

I’ve got two questions. First, do you have an overgrown shrub? And second, do you trust me? What I’m about to recommend takes a leap of faith. Many of us have shrubs that have become overgrown in our yards and landscapes. Lilacs, dogwood, spirea, mockorange and potentilla can become less beautiful with age as the…
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