Franchet's Orange Cotoneaster Hedging

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General Info Shrub, Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Type Evergreen, Hedging
Ornamental Berries

Cotoneaster franchetii

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40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £2.88Out of Stock£2.64Out of Stock£2.40Out of Stock£2.28Out of Stock£2.16
40/60 cm - Potted Stock = 40 £14.88Stock = 40 £13.80Stock = 40 £13.32Stock = 40 £12.96Stock = 40 £12.60
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Cotoneaster franchetii: Bareroot Hedging

Cotoneaster franchetii is a medium sized, bushy shrub that makes a dense, attractive hedging plant. It is almost evergreen in the UK; 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 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. 
According to a study by the RHS, it is by far the most effective hedge plant for absorbing air pollution. 
It is good for hedges up to about 2-3 metres high.
Browse all of our other varieties of Cotoneaster shrubs & trees, our selection of coastal hedging or our range of hedging plants.

Delivery season: Bareroot plants are delivered during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.


  • Most effective plant for absorbing air pollution.
  • Hedge Height: To 2-3m
  • Soil: all soils apart from waterlogged, shade & urban pollution tolerant.
  • Grows on the coast.
  • Use: Formal Hedging
  • Single Row: 3/m
  • Evergreen in mild winters.
  • Ornamental orange berries.

Growing Cotoneaster franchetii

It is not fussy about soil as long as it isn't waterlogged, and it doesn't mind a bit of shade either. It likes heavy clay, and is widely planted in polluted inner city areas.

It is a well-behaved shrub for the back of a border, easy to keep looking tidy.

As hedging, it is often mixed with the Red Berried Cotoneaster Simonsii for a bit more colour.

Spacing a Cotoneaster franchetii hedge: Like most formal hedging, plant at 3 per metre, 33cm apart in a single row.

Did You Know?

This is a Chinese plant that was brought to Europe in 1895 by the French Abbot Soulie.

According to a 2020 RHS study, it is the best hedge plant for absorbing urban air pollution by a long chalk.

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    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order


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  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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