Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster spp.

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The genus Cotoneaster contains over 400 deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen species of tree and shrub. This genus is popular in horticulture as specimen plants, with pretty foliage, saucer-shaped white to dark pink flowers and abundances of attractive red berries. Other species in this genus are used effectively as hedging or ground cover species, but they require soil on the dryer side and are quite intolerant of being waterlogged. Saucer-shaped flowers that are white or pink develop in spring to summer, followed by ornamental fruits in autumn.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe (evergreen and semi-evergreen) or greenwood (deciduous) cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Attracts birds

Hedge plant

Special features

Origin

Europe, Asia, N. Africa

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

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