Cotoneaster

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Wide-spreading branches

White flowers in May and June.

Leaves rounded at tip, grey and hairy underneath

 

 

 

The cotoneaster belongs to the Rosaceae family.  They come in many shapes and sizes. They have oval leaves that vary from grey-green to dark green depending on the species. There are a large number of commercially available varieties that vary in their height and habit.

There are many types of cotoneasters some are deciduous, semi deciduous or evergreen (depending on species and local conditions) low to tall woody shrubs.
, They have alternate leaves small white to pinkish.  Likes to be grown in well-drained soil preferably in sun or light shade.

The flowers are inconspicuous small white flowers in bunches in spring. A prolific number of bright red or orange berries are produced in late summer to autumn.

 Fruit are eaten by birds and animals. The seeds pass through these animals unharmed and may be dropped at some distance from the parent plant in neighbouring areas.

Our cotoneasters are growing against the school wall and were grown from cuttings.  

 

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