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The genus Cotoneaster contains hundreds of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen species of tree and shrub. This genus is popular in horticulture as specimen plants, having pretty foliage and saucer-shaped white to dark pink flowers, followed by an abundance of red berries that are attractive to birds. They originate from woodland and rocky areas in Northern temperate regions. Some species are used effectively as hedging or ground cover plants, but they require soil on the dry side and are intolerant of waterlogging. They are particularly useful for training against walls. All parts toxic if ingested.
Root semi-ripe (evergreen and semi-evergreen) or greenwood (deciduous) cuttings in late summer.
Europe, Asia, N. Africa
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Compost, Clay, Chalk, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral