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Cotoneaster franchetii is a medium sized, almost evergreen shrub that makes a dense, attractive hedging plant.
Cotoneaster franchetii is good for hedges up to about 2 metres high.
It is often planted in a mixed hedge with the Red Berried Cotoneaster Simsonii for a bit more colour.
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Cotoneaster franchetii hedge plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-March) and pot-grown year round.
Bareroot shrubs are cheaper than pot grown plants. Pot-Grown bushes are available in the largest sizes.
Choosing a size:
When you are ordering Cotoneaster franchetii plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use the smaller, bareroot plants, are graded at 40/60cms. They are cheaper than the larger, pot-grown plants, easier to handle and they will establish well in poor conditions.
Use larger plants if you want a taller hedge quickly or for instant impact as a specimen shrub.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Cotoneaster franchetii hedge:
Plant Cotoneaster franchetii hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
The 100/125cms tall, pot-grown plants can be planted at 2 plants per metre, 50cms apart.
General description of Cotoneaster franchetii plants:
Cotoneaster franchetii is almost evergreen; it keeps its leaves in a mild winter and loses them, usually in late winter, if the weather is harsh. This is normal and doesn't hurt the plants.
It is a bushy shrub, ideal for hedging. It has pale pink flowers in the spring, followed by masses of decorative orange berries in autumn. Its neat green foliage clips beautifully, so you can keep it looking very tidy.
History & uses of Cotoneaster franchetii:
Cotoneaster franchetii is a Chinese plant that was brought to Europe in 1895 by the French Abbot Soulie.
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