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Cotoneaster congestus - Nanus (Dwarf Cotoneaster)

Type Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading ground hugging, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Cotoneaster congestus - Cultivation Notes

Cotoneaster will tolerate a range of soil types - from the poor dry soils to moist fertile loams. For best results plant in full sun, however this shrub will happily grow under partial shade. Prune to shape in spring - removing older wood if necessary.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Cotoneaster congestus:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Cotoneaster congestus:

  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

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Common Missspellings: Cottoneaster, Kotoneaster, Coteneaster, Cotoneastor

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