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Cotinus coggygria

Cotoneaster

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & July
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPurple then grey
  • Leaf ColourBronze red green

Description

Cotinus coggygria (Cotoneaster). This species is an upright bushy shrub or tree from southern Europe to central China, It can reach 4m in height. It will produce light green ovate to elliptic leaves that in the autumn are deep orange and bronze. The dense panicle feather-like flowers are buff at first then will become grey with age in late summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

S.Europe to C.China

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, landscape, patio. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in any fine soil, with full sun which is essential. It is drought tolerant and very easy to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by simple layering, softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to wilt and powdery mildew.

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