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How do you look after cotoneaster?
Last Updated: 13th June, 2020
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In respect to this, what does a cotoneaster plant look like?
Creeping Cotoneasters, Cotoneaster adpressus are deciduous, mounding plants that only grow 12"-18" tall, but will spread up to 6 feet. The shiny green leaves have wavy margins and turn to a maroon red in the fall. Produces a profusion of bright red, ½" fruit in the fall.
Beside above, how do you prune a Cotoneaster horizontalis? There is no requirement for formative pruning, but if a plant gets too big for its space, it can be cut back at any time of year. If you take main branches either right back to the centre of the shrub, or to where a lateral branch of some importance arises, you will not destroy the natural grace.
Then, when should you plant cotoneaster?
When, Where and How to Plant Depending on the species, cotoneaster is hardy to zone 4 in New England. Deciduous species are the hardiest for New England. Purchase plants from a local garden center and plant from spring to early fall in well-drained, fertile soil, amended with compost.
How do you grow a Cotoneaster tree?
Cotoneasters need no special soil and will grow well in any ordinary ground as long as it is not waterlogged or very wet in winter. If anything, being naturally trees and shrubs of rocky areas, they like well-drained soil, a little on the dry side. Plant any of these when conditions improve.