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Cotoneaster conspicuus - 'Decorus' (Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster conspicuus - 'Decorus' (Cotoneaster)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Cotoneaster conspicuus Description

This low growing semi - evergreen shrub is much prized for it tiny red berries, which provide valuable winter colour. Branches are arching and naturally follow the ground, with dark green foliage providing an attractive carpet. 30cm tall x 2m.

Cotoneaster conspicuus - 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 conspicuus:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Cotoneaster conspicuus:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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