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15/10/2013 at 20:45
Does anyone know a plant/shrub with good clusters of red berries? I am thinking some sort of cotoneaster, but i know there are lots of different sorts so wondered if anyone has a favourite? Many thanks
15/10/2013 at 20:47

How big a shrub do you want chicky?

15/10/2013 at 20:50

Viburnum?

15/10/2013 at 20:54
About 3-4 foot - width and height. And preferably something evergreen. Hadn't thought of a viburnum - what sort are best for berries?
15/10/2013 at 21:09

Viburnum opulus has white flowers and red berries and I think there is a compact variety.  There are types with blue berries as well and others with darker red berries, just give it a Google, you'll find quite a few.

15/10/2013 at 21:14
Thanks MsB - will check it out
15/10/2013 at 22:08

Coral Beauty has some wonderful berries on it at the moment

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5944

roots down as it goes so can do a good spread. 

15/10/2013 at 22:11

Holly?  Some are self-fertile and berry reliably well, and as they take well to being clipped can be kept to size.

15/10/2013 at 22:25

Skimmias have good red berries as long as you choose the right one as some need a boy and a girl plant to get the berries whilst others are hermaphrodite and produce berries on tehir own.  They need acid soil to do well - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr/About-Harlow-Carr/Plant-of-the-month/December/Skimmia-japonica-subsp-reevesiana

16/10/2013 at 12:00

pryagantha,lovely for birds and lovely white flowers in spring plus good protection.

16/10/2013 at 18:54

Brilliant - thanks for all your replies.  Off to google pyracantha, skimmia, hollies and coral beauty.  Will let you know what i go for in due course

16/10/2013 at 19:52

choose a good coral beauty chicky, if it isn't the shape you want and covered in berries now, leave it at the GC. I have 2, one is lovely the other not so good

27/10/2013 at 15:55

Just to finish this thread off - i went for pyracatha red saphyr - and here it is ....

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33132.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Thank you all for your suggestions ..... I love this site!!

27/10/2013 at 16:01

pyracanthia.

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