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COTONEASTER horizontalis

Commonly known as Herring-bone cotoneaster, Rock cotoneaster

Herringbone cotoneaster with bright red berries
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£12.50 each

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  • Deciduous - rounded or 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
  • Additional Features - Berries - 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 -
  • 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 - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • 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'  AWARD

COTONEASTER horizontalis 'Variegatus'  >

Commonly known as: Rock cotoneaster, Variegated herring-bone cotoneaster.
Silver variegated form
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