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Creme Brulee™ Potentilla

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 6

Potentilla fruticosa Creme Brulee™ ('Bailbrule'), commonly known as Creme Brulee™, is a sweet little deciduous shrub that blooms all summer long. The double blooms are bright white with golden centers. The flowers contrast nicely against dark green ferny leaves that provide fine texture to the landscape. This is a tough little shrub that requires little maintenance from you beyond a sunny planting site. 

Creme Brulee™ is a multi-stemmed shrub with a rounded shape that fills out to the ground. At maturity, it reaches approximately 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. This flowering beauty attracts many beneficial pollinators including butterflies and bees. It is exceptionally cold hardy, to zone 2, and is tolerant of drought, urban pollution, and poor soils. It is not appetizing to deer or rabbits and has no significant pests. Creme Brulee™ is extremely versatile and can be used in staggered mass plantings, informal hedges, foundation planting, or containers as the ‘thriller’. 

Creme Brulee™ Potentilla Care

This shrub grows best in full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sun exposure. It is not particular about pH level or soil type, although it cannot tolerate boggy conditions or standing water. Water regularly during the first growing season to help the roots settle in, and then reduce watering to once a week during the hot summer months. It does not require fertilizer or special soil supplements.

Prune lightly in early spring before new growth emerges. Cut out dead or damaged branches and reduce the stems by no more than one-third of the shrub’s total volume. Creme Brulee™ does not require deadheading or special winter protection.

Creme Brulee™ Potentilla Spacing

For hedge planting, space shrubs 2 feet apart, measuring between the centers of each shrub. For other plantings, provide at least 3 feet for these shrubs to fill out. Potentillas can also be grown in large containers (>20 inches) surrounded by smaller plants.

Creme Brulee™ Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 6
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 Feet
Spacing: 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: Double White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Creme Brulee™ Potentilla
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.