Franchet's Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster franchetii

Coral Pearls, Orange Cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster franchetti is fast growing, spreading shrub with graceful branches. It is grown in gardens for its good hedging ability and bright autumn berries.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Branches covered in berries can be cut and used in floral arrangements in Autumn.

Propagation

Seed

Seeds ripen in autumn, can be sown directly in soil.

Cuttings

Greenwood cuttings can be taken in summer.

Special features

Attracts birds

Birds love the berries and spread the seed widely.

Hedge plant

Good for large hedges.

Autumn colour

Bright orange-red berries in autumn.

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Asia, China

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptible to scale insects, aphids and woolly aphids
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