Description:The Cotoneaster is a small semi-evergreen weeping tree with long pendulous branches. In June the small white flowers appear followed by bunches of red Autumn berries. This is a great tree for small gardens and year-long interest.
History and folklore:Cotoneaster is a member of the Rose family. There are many different species of Cotoneaster(up to 400) spread throughout the world but it is thought that they originated in Asia, around the Himalayan region. The name came from the old Latin ‘cotoneus’ which means ‘quince’ and ‘Aster’ meaning ‘likeness’ (due possibly to its similarity to the Quince tree).
Uses:Cotoneaster is a great tree in the garden as it attracts birds who feed off its berries in Autumn/Winter.
Its white flowers are a source of nectar for bees and food for enticing butterflies and moths into your garden. Traditionally used for Christmas wreaths as the berries are so late and last throughout Winter.
Planting information:Plant in any well drained soil. Cotoneaster is best in full sun but it will also thrive in partial shade.
Approximate height when delivered:5½ft – 1.7m
Mature height and spread:Approximately 2 metres high by 2 metres spread.
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