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Cotoneaster, European


Height and Spread Cotoneasters can grow up to 4 metres in height and may have a crown width between 2.5 and 4 meters.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Grows best in soils with normal pH and lots of moisture that receive full sun or light shade. Does not grow well in poorly-drained soils or in drought conditions.

Form Cotoneaster branches grow out and arch upwards, creating an open look.

Flower/seeds Pinkish-white flowers cluster in groups of 2 to 5 along the branch.

Leaf Cotoneaster leaves are oval shaped with a clean edge, about 3 cm in length, with gray hairs on the underside of dark blue-green leaf.

Bark/wood Bark is glossy brown.

Berries Flowers turn into a rosy-red berry.

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove dead limbs.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Pear slug, fireblight