COTONEASTER as a Hedgeplant

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)

The dark green foliage, which varies greatly from one species to another, is the chief attraction of the cotoneaster. The small white flowers in summer are followed by handsome red berries in autumn and winter.

Cotoneaster franchetii (E), 6 ft., makes a graceful hedge, with its silver-grey foliage. The white flowers in June are tinged with pink; the berries that follow are red. Plant from October to April 1-½ ft. apart in good deep soil. Do not clip.

C.    simonsii (semi-E), 5 to 7 ft. An upright shrub that responds well to close clipping and provides an excellent hedge for wind-swept and seaside districts. The foliage turns bright red in the autumn. If clipped after flowering, the orange berries are forfeited. Plant from October to March, 18 ft. apart.

Cotoneaster multiflorus: Foliage and flowers.

Cotoneaster multiflorus: Foliage and flowers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

12. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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