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COTONEASTER lacteus

Red fruits in broad clusters lasting until Christmas. Oval leathery leaves, grey underneath
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COTONEASTER lacteus

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£12.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £10.00 each
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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
  4m (13ft)
 

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