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A picture of a Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

2.5m

20cm

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cotoneaster 'Repens' Overview

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.

Common problems with Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Can also be attacked by cotoneaster webber moths.

How to harvest Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Cotoneaster 'Repens'

Seed

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Cotoneaster 'Repens'

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.