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Corokia cotoneaster (Wire Netting Bush, Corokia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Tender Exotic
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Corokia cotoneaster Description

Corokia is a novel looking shrub - it looks like it lacks direction in life, with its stems intertwining and zig-zagging here and there and forming a confusing mass of stem and leaf. Corokia also produces masses of yellow star like scented blossom which can be followed by masses lots small cotoneaster like berries.

Corokia cotoneaster - Cultivation Notes

Corokia requires a sheltered spot in the UK as it is slightly tender. A spot up against a warm south facing wall is ideal. Corokia will tolerate dry sandy soils, being tolerant of dry conditions, so plant in a well drained soil with a sunny sheltered aspect. Well suited to urban planting.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Corokia cotoneaster:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Corokia cotoneaster

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Corokia cotoneaster:

  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun

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Common Missspellings: Corockea, Corockia, Carokia

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