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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Cotoneaster franchetii

Franchet's cotoneaster

2 litre pot £17.99

This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of red-tinted white flowers in June, followed by bright orange-red autumn berries, and long, grey-green leaves. This splendid, semi- evergreen or evergreen cotoneaster is ideal for a shrub border with moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Erect in habit with spreading branches, its stems can be tied onto a support and grown as a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: In late spring or early summer after flowering lightly cut back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. In autumn trim back lightly any branches that obscure the display of fruit
    • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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