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Cotoneaster horizontalis (Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster horizontalis (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 horizontalis Description

This deciduous cotoneaster is commonly used to cover difficult banks. Ground hugging branches produce a profusion white spring blossom, followed by red berries. Autumn colouring is red through orange. 70cm wide x 2m


Cotoneaster horizontalis - 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 horizontalis:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • 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 horizontalis:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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