Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

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This evergreen shrub has a dense prostrate habit making it a useful plant for banks and slopes. It provides all year round interest as it produces small white flowers in summer which develop into bright red glossy fruit in autumn which can stay on the bush into winter.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features

Ground cover

Ideal for banks and slopes

Attractive fruits

Attracts useful insects

The flowers are a good source of nectar for flying insects. While the dense foliage provides cover.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Sand, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by scale insects, wholly aphids, and cotoneaster webber moths. It can also suffer from Fireblight.
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