Potentilla fruticosa Marian Red Robin ('Marrob') (PBR)

2 litre pot £17.99
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Buy Potentilla fruticosa Marian Red Robin ('Marrob') (PBR) shrubby cinquefoil: Small shrub with bright red flowers and long season.

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of vibrant, vermilion red flowers with yellow centres and undersides appear from May to October among pretty, deeply cut, dark green leaves. Since the colour quickly fades to orange in full sun, this deciduous shrub does best in partial shade. An excellent spreading, long-flowering plant for a sunny, well-drained, mixed border, and generally pest and disease free too.

  • Garden care: Trim lightly after flowering, cutting the older stems to the base and removing weak, spindly growth. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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Lovely small shrub


I needed something not too big for a dry and sometimes shady spot. This small shrub sounded the right one after reading the full description online. It has settled in well and should be hardy.






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East Sussex


Potentilla fruticosa Marian Red Robin ('Marrob') (PBR)

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Hi, can you please tell me how wide & high do these plants grow? Thank you


Hello, These plants will grow to around 1 x 1m.


Hello, i ordered a new red robin as I thought last year's purchase has died. It has completely died back, no leaves or shoots, just stalks. The one that has arrived looks exactly the same! Does this plant normally die back and play dead until late spring? Thanks


Hello, Yes, these are deciduous shrubs, which lose all their leaves in the autumn. In spring they tend to be late into leaf, so I would not expect to see any signs of life for another month or so.


Rabbit proof shrubs Dear Sirs We are planning to plant a 30mt long border with flowering shrubs and have assorted colours of Rhododendrons in mind. Our main concern is that the shrubs must be rabbit proof as the border is adjacent to woods and a large grassed area. Also, where possible we would like to have 'flowers' on the shrubs throughout the summer. Would you be able to provide a picking list of suitable shrubs? Thank you for your prompt attention Andy

Clark, Andy (buying)

Hello there, These are really troublesome pests, and there are no effective deterrents available (apart from getting a guard dog) which will be any help to you. They tend to prefer leaves and soft stems rather than flowers and woody stems, and they seem to prefer feeding in exposed positions and often nibble plants at the edge of borders. This habit can be used to the gardener's advantage by planting more valuable subjects in the centre of beds. In winter, when food is scarce, deciduous plants at the edge of beds will not interest rabbits, and will help protect winter flowers in the centre. Below is a list of flowering shrubs which they usually tend to leave alone. Buddleia davidii, Ceanothus Cistus Cotoneaster dammeri Deutzia Hebe Hypericum Hydrangea Mahonia aquifolium Potentilla fructicosa Rhododendron spp. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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