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Cotoneaster sal Exburiensis
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Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Exburiensis'

Description: Dense and bushy evergreen with arching branches and long, lance shaped leaves, flushed with a blue/green hue. Large clusters of white flowers in May-June are followed in the autumn by a mass of yellow/apricot berries that develop a pink tinge as the winter progresses. The berries are long-lasting, often remaining on the tree until New Year.

History: Selected by Lionel Rothschild in 1930, in Exbury, Hampshire. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1969.

Cotoneaster Growing Tips: Best planted in full sun or partial shade, and thrive is fertile soils but will tolerate any soil as long as it's well-drained.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Evergreen Evergreen
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Hard prune Hard prune