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Vast selection of easy-to-grow shrubs ranging from prostrate ground huggers to the magnificent "Cornubia" and frigidus with yellow or red berries.
Genus of more than 400 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen shrubs and trees from woodland and rocky areas in northern temperate regions of Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
A UK (Wales) native, the critically endangered C. cambricus, is at present struggling for existence at Great Orme.
Very useful as a source of nectar for bees in the "June gap".
Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Ground cover These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Shelter from cold winds. Deciduous species prefer sun. Dwarf evergreen species fruit best in full sun.
larger and medium evergreen species thrive in sun or partial shade.
Good to know - a shrub with a species for every situation. Wildlife plant - insects for the sweetly scented flowers and birds for the berries..
Pests & Diseases
aphids. woolly aphids, webber moth caterpillars, scale insects, fireblight, honey fungus.
Place of origin
northern temperate regions of Europe, Asia and North America.
Alkaline / Chalk loving
Fertile well drained soil
will tolerate a dry position.
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of COTONEASTER
Arching branches and bright red fruits
Bright scarlet berries, good ground cover
Usually evergreen in warmer areas, this multi-stemmed and self-seeding species has sage-green foliage and very noticeable orange to scarlet berries
Herringbone cotoneaster with bright red berries
Silver variegated form
Scarlet berries on pendulous branches
Red fruits in broad clusters lasting until christmas. Oval leathery leaves, grey underneath
Evergreen with coral-red berries
Distinctive spreading habit and clusters of creamy-yellow fruits
Wide spreading habit with small coral-red fruits. Good ground cover