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Cotoneaster Franchetii Bareroot

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Cotoneaster franchetii: Graceful Beauty for Your Garden

Overview: Cotoneaster franchetii is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is commonly known as Franchet’s cotoneaster or Orange Cotoneaster. Here are some key features and information about this shrub:

Appearance: Cotoneaster franchetii typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 meters (6 to 10 feet) with a spread of 2.5 to 3.5 meters (8 to 12 feet). It has an upright and spreading habit, forming a dense, rounded shape. The leaves are small, oval-shaped, and dark green, with a silvery-grey underside that adds to its visual appeal. The shrub is semi-evergreen, meaning it retains its leaves in mild climates but may lose them in colder regions.

Flowers and Fruits: In late spring or early summer, Cotoneaster franchetii produces small, pinkish-white flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators. These flowers are followed by showy clusters of small, bright orange-red berries that persist into winter. The berries are not only ornamental but also provide food for birds.

Sunlight and Soil Requirements: Franchet’s cotoneaster thrives in full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types but prefers well-drained soil. It can adapt to slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil conditions. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering, especially during dry spells.

Maintenance: Cotoneaster franchetii is a relatively low-maintenance shrub. It has good tolerance for pruning and can be trimmed to maintain its shape or to rejuvenate older growth. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, and a layer of mulch around the base of the plant can help keep it healthy and vigorous.

Uses: Due to its dense foliage, Cotoneaster franchetii is commonly used as a hedging or screening plant. It can also be grown as a standalone specimen or incorporated into mixed borders and shrub beds. The bright berries add ornamental interest and attract wildlife, making it suitable for wildlife gardens as well.

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Height
50/70cm

Growth rate
30cm per year

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

Height
50-70cm

 

Growth Rate
30cm per year

 

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

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