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Corokia cotoneaster

Wire-netting brush

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (28711)

Plant details

This is a New Zealand shrub, which is a mass of zig-zagging wiry twigs (hence its common name) covered in white down in its early stages. As it matures, the white disappears and the twigs become dark brown. The tiny, scented yellow flowers open in early summer, and are followed by small, scarlet berries. Give the shrub a light trim for shape after flowering if necessary, and plant in a sheltered, warm position against a south-facing wall.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Corokia

Species: cotoneaster

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 180cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to prune: June to June


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