Our range of Cotoneaster are popular for their year round interest which can include white flowers, brightly coloured winter berries, evergreen foliage and variegated leaves. We offer a number of varieties including weeping, arching or small trees. Cotoneasters are also easy to grow, being suited to most soils and requiring little pruning which can be done at any time of year.
With around 300 species of Cotoneaster, this is a versatile genus that can differ hugely between varieties and is suited to a range of garden situations. Cotoneaster can be small trees, shrubs and ground cover, with some varieties suitable for training flat against a wall. Commonly used for landscaping, weeping Cotoneasters boasting slender, arching branches, whilst other varieties produce an attractive ‘herringbone’ pattern with their branches. Evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous varieties are available, with Cotoneaster 'Juliette' being a fine variegated semi-evergreen.
Cotoneaster are a flowering plant from the rose family, Rosaceae, closely related to hawthorns, firethorns, photinias and rowans. The flowers are produced in late spring through early summer and can emerge as solitary flowers or clustered together in masses, depending on the variety. Often white, the flat-petalled flowers can also come in shades of cream, pink and red tones.
The colourful berries develop later in the year and on certain varieties are long-lasting, adorning the branches until the following year and giving great winter interest. Cotoneaster berries can be coloured bright red, orange, yellow or pink. We recommend Cotoneaster frigidus salicifolia 'Exburiensis' for unusual yellow berries.