Cotoneaster horizontalis


Fishbone Cotoneaster

This semi deciduous groundcover grows to 0.6 metres in height and eventually spreads 2-3 metres. Its glossy green leaves develop reddish tones in Autumn. After a Spring show of white flowers, masses of red berries develop.


The showy red berries of Cotoneaster horizontalis can bring birds into the garden.


Fishbone Cotoneaster is native to China and prefers light to medium well drained soils. It is best positioned in an open, sunny spot and is drought and frost resistant. As with most Cotoneasters, once it is established, it requires little attention.


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