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Cotoneaster lacteus

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Cotoneaster lacteus - 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 lacteus:
  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Cotoneaster lacteus:
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils


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Cotoneaster lacteus
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