Recent Posts. Native to North America, asters comprise many species in several different genera of plants, as well as dozens of cultivars, but for gardeners, asters are simply great flowers that provide purple or blue daisy-like flowers late in the season. Both plants can be grown as hedges, groundcover or against walls and fences; they look equally good as freestanding shrubs. Pyracantha (from Greek pyr "fire" and akanthos "thorn", hence firethorn) is a genus of large, thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names firethorn or pyracantha.They are native to an area extending from Southwest Europe east to Southeast Asia. Cotoneaster Hedge Height, Growth and Pruning All three types will typically grow at around 20-40cm per annual. C. integrifolius, which grows at 3,000–4,000 m (9,800–13,100 ft) in the Himalayas), while the larger species occur in scrub and woodland gaps at lower altitudes. Awards. Franchet's Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster franchetii is an arching, evergreen shrub that grows up to 6-8 feet tall and wide. [2] They are related to hawthorns (Crataegus), firethorns (Pyracantha), photinias (Photinia), and rowans (Sorbus). Small fragrant white flowers appear in late spring, followed by bright red berries in autumn that remain well into winter. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected Zones 6-8 Cotoneaster horizontalis offers a straight-as-an-arrow branch pattern, pink flowers, and purplish fall color. Arbrisseaux, arbustes ou petits arbres, ils offrent un port dense et étalé, érigé aux rameaux retombants pour Cotoneaster franchetii, plus buissonnants pour Cotoneaster horizontalis ou enfin rampants pour Cotoneaster microphylla. var. Some can be grown against a wall or fence. 222879/SC038262. How to grow: Cotoneaster horizontalis. Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Franch. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cotoneaster&oldid=984610500, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 02:07. The best locations have full to partial sun and well-drained, alkaline soil. Cotoneaster salicifolius Autan CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 groundcover Leonora Enking CC-BY-SA 2.0 Cotoneaster salicifolius Autan CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Cotoneaster salicifolius - flowers up close Jim Lawrence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Cotoneaster salicifolius Form Jim Robbins CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Cotoneaster salicifolius Flower and Leaf Jim Robbins CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 flower color: white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, blue; Only when most of the ornamental plants have already faded, the colorful white wood asters have their great appearance. Fruit: Showy. Spreading cotoneaster hails from China, but is planted widely as a low-lying shrub for ground cover or borders. Small white flowers form on the stiff horizontal stems in spring and are followed by bright red fruits that persist into winter. 2. On hot days, the volume of sound from the massed insects feeding on the pollen is remarkable. Rory Dusoir 07 December 2002 • 00:01 am . [3][4] Fruit on some species stays on until the following year. Reply Delete. A member of the rose family, the cotoneaster bursts into life in May and early June with a profusion of white or pale-pink, flat-petalled blooms, which bees love. Drought tolerant once established. Field grown, bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from autumn to spring. Common name: Cotoneaster. In a wildlife garden, the cup-shaped flowers will attract pollinators while the succeeding berries feed birds. Pick a spot where you are certain you want to keep the plant as cotoneaster does not transplant easily. Jun 17, 2014 - Explore Diana Gentimir's board "cotoneaster lacteus" on Pinterest. 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