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.
Generally not harvested.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.
Ideal for banks and slopes
Attracts useful insects
The flowers are a good source of nectar for flying insects. While the dense foliage provides cover.
Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Sand, Chalk, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Can be attacked by scale insects, wholly aphids, and cotoneaster webber moths. It can also suffer from Fireblight.