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Cotoneaster horizontalis

cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster horizontalis

cotoneaster

  • available to order from autumn
  • 9cm pot
  • £6.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The glossy dark green leaves of this small, spreading, deciduous shrub are studded with tiny, pinkish-white flowers in May, followed by bright red autumn berries. The leaves turn orange-red before they fall. The branches form a pretty herringbone pattern, which means the plant looks stunning grown flat against a wall. It is also an excellent groundcover plant for a sunny border. This cotoneaster is listed in schedule 9 of wildlife and countryside act (1981) It is allowed to be planted and contained in private gardens. Though it is banned from being planted in the wild.

  • Garden care: After flowering, lightly cut back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. In autumn trim back lightly any branches that obscure the display of fruit.