Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Exburiensis’ Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

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

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned

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