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Cotoneaster decorus ☼full sun/part shade ❅hardy ★ award ✿ evergreen


Cotoneaster decorus ☼full sun/part shade ❅hardy ★ award ✿ evergreen (cotoneaster decorus)

Preferred common nameTibetan cotoneaster 'Decorus'
FamilyRosaceae

Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries

'Decorus' is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with arching branches to 2m in spread. Leaves small, glossy dark green. Abundant small white flowers are followed by long-lasting red berries

Awards
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How to growSunlight
Full sun Part shade Aspect
South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Cultivation
Will tolerate dry situations but may need some shelter from cold, drying winds in colder climes
Soil
Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam
Propagation
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers

How to carePruning
Pruning group 8 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens

Pests
May be attacked by scale insects and woolly aphids
Diseases
May be subject to fireblight
CharacteristicsPlant type
Shrub

Habit
Bushy

Toxicity
Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

ResilienceHardiness
H4 (hardy)
ColourFlower
White in Summer

Foliage
Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit
Red in Autumn

SizeUltimate height
1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread
1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
10-20 years



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Nice specimen there Paul.

24 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks SL - do love the cotoneasters

24 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks for all the info Paul. Love your stepping stones.

24 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you Klahanie :)))

24 Feb, 2013

 

Love cotoneasters, thanks for the info. on this particular one. You'll have to explain the pruning tho Paul, not familiar with groups .

25 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks Gralew :))) They're one of my favourite shrubs :))

25 Feb, 2013

 

What about pruning Paul,? :-)

25 Feb, 2013

 

I only prune if dead wood or to shape

25 Feb, 2013

 

I really like this one Paul.

25 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks homebird :-)))

25 Feb, 2013

 

looks nice Paul, i never ever buy shrubs but I think I should!

26 Feb, 2013

 

Hi SB - they're nice sometimes - I like Cotoneasters and cornus shrubs :))))

26 Feb, 2013

 

You're making me want to have a cotoneaster of my own, I may end up spending money because of you!lol

26 Feb, 2013

 

lol Louisa - very reliable shrubs and some are quite cheap too :-))))))

27 Feb, 2013



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