Is cotoneaster a perennial?
Cotoneaster is a low growing, colorful shrub with attractive small flowers, berries and fall foliage color. The long spreading branches look particularly attractive when grown to cascade down a wall or bank. You can grow cotoneaster as a ground cover in front of a perennial flower or shrub border.
How do you identify a cotoneaster?
Cotoneaster—Cotoneaster spp.* Plants may grow stiffly upright to 20 feet or as fountainlike arching branches. Some may even be groundcovers. Many have bright red to orange long-lasting berries. *Some species are invasive weeds.
How tall does cotoneaster grow?
Cotoneaster franchetti and lacteus hedge plants only require a light trim once a year, after the berries have fallen, whereas Cotoneaster horizontalis requires pruning in late winter or early spring. Cotoneaster simonsii will be at its best at heights between 1-1. 5m and grows at around 20-40cm per year.
What is the best ground cover for a Cotoneaster?
Rockspray cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis) is a shrub, but its horizontal growing habit invites use as a tall ground cover. It can be useful when you wish to cover ground with plants of varying heights for greater visual interest. Until your plant is established, give it plenty of water and some afternoon shade.
Does Cotoneaster flower in the spring?
Although cotoneaster does flower in the spring, it is not grown primarily for its flowers but rather for its attractive berries that succeed the flowers. Its leaves are also quite colorful in the fall.
How tall do Cotoneaster plants grow?
Cotoneaster apiculatus details. Cotoneaster dammeri or bearberry cotoneaster, is a moderately fast growing, evergreen groundcover with long trailing stems over 3 m in length yet the overall height of the plants is only 45-60 cm. It is a premier groundcover with glossy leaves all season.
Is Cotoneaster horizontalis a shrub?
Rockspray cotoneaster ( Cotoneaster horizontalis) is a shrub, but its horizontal growing habit invites use as a tall ground cover. It can be useful when you wish to cover ground with plants of varying heights for greater visual interest.