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Cotoneaster Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cotoneaster genus. These are deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs and trees. Most have good autumn colour. They have a dense spreading habit and will produce red-berries. Watch out for fireblight which is a common problem.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Europe, Asia and North Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits, specimen plants, hedging or ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate the species by cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn. Hybrids and cultivars are propagated by cuttings only in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight, woolly aphids, caterpillars and webber can cause problems.

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