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COTONEASTER lacteus

Red fruits in broad clusters lasting until Christmas. Oval leathery leaves, grey underneath
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£13.50 each

  • Evergreen - deeply-veined leaves 3-9cm (1½-3½in) long, dark-green above, yellow-white felted beneath.
  • White - milky white.
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging - suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub - dense shrub with arching branches. Clusters of up to 100 small flowers followed by berries in bunches to 15cm (6in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - full sun for best berry production.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - may be grown as a hedge. Wildlife plant - insects, berries (generally taken by birds as a last resort)
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, woolly aphids, webber moth caterpillars, scale insects, fireblight, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - China (Yunnan)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - will tolerate a dry position when established.
  • Wildlife - Bird friendly -
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Cotoneaster - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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