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Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Saint Monica’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A seedling from this Himalayan species originally raised at the St Monica convent in Bristol. Leaves are dark green in spring and summer, sometimes turning rich shades of purple in the autumn and winter, making a perfect foil for the clusters of dark red fruits.

A lovely and unusual, small evergreen tree with year round interest.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Cotoneaster frigidus  ‘Saint Monica’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cotoneaster frigidus  ‘Saint Monica’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Cotoneaster frigidus 'Saint Monica' grows to be a very large shrub or small branching tree once established.
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Plant Finder: about Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Saint Monica’


Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Saint Monica’. This cotoneaster's semi-evergreen leaves are very large, up to 25cm in length. The red berries are borne in large drooping clusters and are particularly attractive to waxwings. The leaves sometimes flush shades of red or purple in autumn.
The largest on record is 10m 60cm x 10m 60cm with a trunk diameter of 38 cms.


They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer full sun, but the evergreens will do well in either sun or semi-shade.

Interest and use

Grown for its evergreen foliage and red berries. Attractive to birds.

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Cotoneaster frigidus  ‘Saint Monica’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Wet to moist

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