Cotoneaster are a group of evergreen to semi evergreen woody plants ranging from large shrubs to ground cover plants. Readily available for sale from online nurseries.
Characterised by white flowers followed by red berries, species such as C. lacteus which is an evergreen variety reaching over 3m in height and C. dammeri also evergreen however much lower growing to around .5 m showcase the versatility of the genus.
The really useful thing about cononeasters is their hardy and easy care nature. They will grow in a variety of soils, even poor types, they cope with dry conditions and will even grow reasonably well in shade. Hard workers in the garden that demand little are worth futher investigation.
- Cotoneaster franchetii var. sternianus - Hardy, evergreen and reaching around 2.5m in height.
- Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' - One of the larger growing, or 'Tree Cotoneasters'. Attractive glossy foliage and yellow berries rather than red, semi evergreen and reaching 6m + depending on conditions. Fast growing and forming a broad crown over time.
- Cotoneaster horizontalis - Low growing, excellent for next to houses where it can be grown against a wall yet will not get to high. Good red foliage in autumn.
- Cotoneaster dammeri - Evergreen very low growing, dense and an excellent low care groundcover plant.
- Cotoneaster lacteus - Evergreen tall to around 3m and useful as a hedge or screening plant.
- Cotoneaster x wateri 'John Waterer'
- Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia'
Cotoneaster plants are available for sale from the following nurseries.
HEDGES DIRECT Ltd - Phone 01257 263873
Five Acres Nursery Dawbers Lane Euxton PR7 6EE
Huge range of beautiful hedging plants, bare root, cell grown, pot grown, or root balled. All the main hedging species in all sizes. Thousands of satisfied customers. Discounts on large orders. Min order value ¬£20 & FREE DELIVERY on orders over ¬£50. Advice by phone or email email@example.com
CHEW VALLEY TREES
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ - Tel: 01275 333 752 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Hedging Plants
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- Ilex (holly)
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- Taxus (Yew)