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Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' Tree

Yellow Berried Cotoneaster
  • Now £70 (inc VAT)

Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' is a semi-evergreen small tree with white flowers and yellow-cream coloured berries. Bright green, slender oval leaves are joined by large clusters of white flowers in summer that are popular with pollinators. Foliage deepens in colour and creamy-yellow berries appear in autumn that attract birds.

A compact, shrubby tree with elegant arching branches, Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' will grow to 5 x 4 metres in 20 years. It's hardy and can be grown in full sun or partial shade, as well as exposed inland locations. A fantastic choice for providing interest through the seasons and supporting wildlife, it is no surprise this variety has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Rothschildianus', Yellow Berried Cotoneaster, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster

  • Common name: Yellow-Berried Cotoneaster
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 4 metres
  • Foliage: Semi-evergreen
  • Flowers: White flowers in summer
  • Berries: Creamy yellow berries in autumn
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Position: Tolerates inland exposure to elements

Planting Advice for Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus'

Our pot grown Cotoneaster salicifolius Rothschildianus trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, sprinkle Mycorrhizal fungi in the hole.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend using a stake and tie kit and if your area is pron to rabbits, a rabbit guard. For further information see our planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Cotoneaster Rothschildianus/h4>

If you’re planting Yellowe-berried Cotoneaster in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Cotoneaster are drought-tolerant once established, but until then, keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Cotoneaster Rothschildianus

Cotoneaster trees and shrubs do not need a lot of pruning. Just trim any overly long or wayward branches. Any branches that are trailing toward the ground should also be removed as they can take root and form a separate tree.

If you want to control the overall size, Cotoneaster can handle hard pruning. It can either be cut right back, or if you don’t wish to be that severe, remove 1 in every 3 branches, selecting the oldest each time. Pruning can be carried out at any time of year, but the dormant season (autumn to winter) is preferable.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' Form: Single stem tree Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' Price £70 (inc VAT) Was £85 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £70 (inc VAT) Was £85 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)