We are delighted to let everyone know we won a GOLD medal at Chelsea. Read More....

COTONEASTER horizontalis

Commonly known as Herring-bone cotoneaster, Rock cotoneaster

Herringbone cotoneaster with bright red berries
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded to broadly elliptic small, glossy, dark-green leaves to 1cm (½in) long, turning red in autumn.
  • White
    Tinged pink.
  • Height
    1m (3ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Branches form a herringbone pattern.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Full sun for best berry production.
  • Partial shade

COTONEASTER horizontalis

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£12.50 each 

Any 3+ £10.00 each
  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    NOTE. Invasive in the UK. Illegal to plant or cause to grow in the wild. Will grow to a considerable height against a wall. Wildlife plant - irresistible to insects, birds.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, woolly aphids, webber moth caterpillars, scale insects, fireblight, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Western China
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Will tolerate a dry position when established.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
Cotoneaster - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of COTONEASTER horizontalis

COTONEASTER horizontalis 'Variegatus'

COTONEASTER horizontalis 'Variegatus'

Rock cotoneaster, Variegated herring-bone cotoneaster

silver variegated form

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2022 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2022      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.