A member of the Rosaceae family, the deciduous and evergreen Cotoneaster shrubs are a welcome addition to any garden thanks to their hardy properties and beautiful simplicity.
We currently stock three varieties of Cotoneaster, all of which come directly from our family-run nursery in the Garden of England. These are:
Cotoneaster Franchetii, which is an excellent hedging plant that grows well near the sea. Originally from Central Asia, it boasts ovate grey green foliage and bright orange fruits, making it an attractive addition to any landscape. Cotoneaster Franchetti has a tolerance for most soils (except very wet), and does well from having both full and partial sun.
Cotoneaster Lacteus is a beautiful hedging plant that makes for a less formal hedging alternative. June sees delicate white flowers appear on the plant, followed by bright red berries on arch-forming branches with dark green leaves in the autumn. Cotoneaster Lacteus is an important source for birds, so would suit plantation in a wildlife garden.
Cotoneaster Simonsii is a semi-evergreen upright hedging plant, with glossy dark green leaves which bear orange-red fruits lasting into winter. Cotoneaster Simonsii can be planted in exposed or sheltered positions, and takes to most types of soil.
You can find options for all three types of Cotoneaster hedging below. Get in touch with one of our experience members of staff if you have any further questions, or require any assistance in choosing which type of hedging works best for you.
Tiny evergreen leaves are adorned with delicate creamy white flowers. Later the branches of Coral Beauty are studded with orange red berries. Excellent for shady areas.
Long trailing shoots of Cotoneaster Dammeri make this evergreen a superb very low growing ground cover plant. Lovely colourful waxy red fruits in autumn.
Cotoneaster Franchetii is an excellent hedging plant with ovate grey green foliage white flowers suffused red and bright autumnal fruits. A semi evergreen for coastal planting.
Arching branches of Cotoneaster Lacteus have masses of tiny white flowers in summer and bright red berries in autumn. A very pretty evergreen hedging plant.
A good plant for shade Cotoneaster Simonsii is a semi evergreen of upright habit. Dark green foliage turns red in autumn. White flowers then orange red fruits last into winter.
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