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Is this a Cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 14:29

Only difficulty with the spines test's in someone else's garden!

Next time I see it, I'll try again to contact the house owners. It does look rather more like the pyracantha than a cotoneaster from the leaf, but I couldn't actually see any spines.

Thanks everyone.

Astrantia major

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:18

Mine self seed to the point of invasion, and this in an open sunny position, though well mulched with bark chippings.

I find they die back to nothing, and are late to show growth - I always think they've died, but they've never let me down in 7 or so years. Mine seemed to need plenty of watering to avoid wilting in the first couple of years, but after that they can really establish.

Is this a Cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:10



 Is this a cotoneaster, possibly Cornubia? I saw it in someone's garden in December (E.Midlands), hence the 'distant' photo. There was no-one in so I couldn't ask (I did try!)

The leaves seem quite slender and fairly glossy green with no hint of autumn colour, probably evergreen, the rich red berries hang in bunches.

 Can anyone positively identify it, and can you get it in bush form rather than tree form.?

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 09:56

I believe you can buy them now. I saw one in a local garden centre on Sunday.

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