Cotoneaster: Famous For Its Beautiful Berries




The cotoneaster is a very beautiful shrub, appreciated especially for its berries.

The maintenance, from planting to size is very easy and the decorative effect is guaranteed.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Cotoneaster
Family: Rosaceae
Type: Shrub

0.5 to 3 m
Exposure: Sunny and half-shade
Ground: Ordinary

: Deciduous or persistent
Flowering: May

Cottoneaster plantation:

The cotoneaster is ideally plantedin autumnthis will promote rooting. It is during this period, around mid-November, that the planting conditions are the most favorable.

Plantation possible in spring for all subjects purchased in containers but with a more regular watering at the beginning.

  • The cotoneaster allows to create beautiful hedges, very decorative.
  • Follow the good ones planting tips.

Multiply the cotoneaster:

The cotoneaster is a shrub that is easily propagated by cuttings, the easiest and fastest technique to achieve this.

Although cuttings may seem difficult, it is the best way to multiply this shrub.

Before you start, get cuttings hormone to increase your chances of success.

  • The cuttings take place in late summer for the persistent species, on semi-august wood.
  • The deciduous species stop during summer on soft wood.

Size and maintenance of cotoneaster:

Easy to maintain, the cotoneaster is an easy shrub as its needs are limited.

As with most plants, good hoeing limits weed growth and allows rain to flow well to the roots.

  • The cotoneaster needs water in summer, when the soil is very dry.

Cottoneaster size:

We can carve persistent cottoneaster the early spring to balance the shrub to your liking.

The cotoneaster does not fear the size and can even be cut severely if necessary, always preferably at the same time.

For the deciduous species, one can reshape his silhouette by cutting them before the resumption of the vegetation.

A regular size allows to keep a compact port, a beautiful flowering and a good density of foliage.

Watering the cotoneaster:

The cotoneaster needs water onlyin case of strong heat but especially a regular watering during the first year after planting.

It can also be watered in summer especially if it does not rain for several days.

The cottoneaster in pot has greater water requirements, water as soon as the soil is dry on the surface.

Diseases and parasites affecting the cotoneaster:

Fairly resistant to diseases, cottoneaster can nevertheless be a victim of fire blight, which gives him little chance of escape.

Note also the presence of mealybugs and aphids in summer, the main parasites of cotoneaster.

  • here's how fight against mealybugs
  • here's how fight against aphids

To know about the cotoneaster:

Cotoneaster: famous for its beautiful berries: beautiful

This shrub, which is found mostly in hedge, shrubbery or ground cover, is recognizable by its red berries very decorative. We count nearly 200 species.

It is also an excellent groundcover when using the variety Cotoneaster horizontalis.

We will choose instead Cotoneaster franchetii to form a hedge 2 to 3 m high.

Her blooming offers small white flowers or slightly pinkish in the spring which have the advantage of being particularly meliferous.

In late summer and fall, the cotoneaster is covered with red berries and then keep these berries all winter long, which makes birds very happy.

In winter, its resistance to cold and frost of the order of -15° offers good hardiness.

Smart tip about the cotoneaster:

To save water, water the cottoneaster in pot at night and put on foot a mineral mulch.


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