Wallspray Cotoneaster Hedge Plants

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General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering May, Jun

Cotoneaster horizontalis

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3 Litre Pot Available to order£16.98Available to order£15.98Available to order£14.98Available to order£14.64Available to order£14.40
15/25 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.96Out of Stock£3.60Out of Stock£3.12Out of Stock£2.76Out of Stock£2.52
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Cotoneaster horizontalis

Wallspray, or Rockspray, Cotoneaster is a low-growing groundcover shrub with architectural branches that arch up and fall, then span out in a shapely herringbone pattern to create a dense mound. Its strong, long, branched stems are peppered with tiny round glossy leaves that, come autumn, turn to red and pink tones that mingle prettily with its bright red berries, which it often carries well into the new year. As a bonus, it has delicate little white flowers in late spring. It's also hugely popular with wildlife: birds love the berries, bees love the flowers, and all kinds of creatures take advantage of its tough cover for shelter. It's a bit too short to make a proper hedge so if you want something more tractable, take a look at some of the other shrubs in our hedging range. However, it can be grown up to waist height and it is ideal for growing along the bottom of walls or as cover for verges and banks. 

Take cover

Cotoneaster is average in its growth rate, and although some complain of its propensity for self seeding, the seedlings aren't hard to grub out, and if you want it to, you can leave it to take over in cracks in walls and paving to create a carpet of colour and structure that's super tough, hardy and wonderfully cheery in the autumn and winter months, softening walls, rock gardens and terraces to wonderful effect. They cope with hard pruning if needed, and any kind of soil, including chalk. The only thing it really won't tolerate is boggy conditions. Combine it with climbers, if you like, to weave in extra colour. A shorter clematis such as Clematis alpina Frances Rivis would do well in a semi-shaded spot, tangling itself up and through the branches of the cotoneaster.

Features

  • Size: to 1.5m, taller in a sunny spot
  • Soil: any
  • Use: as a low hedge or ground cover
  • Single row: 3
  • Double row:
  • Colour: green, red and pink in autumn
  • Feature: scarlet autumn berries
  • Flowering: May
  • Berries: November to January

Did You Know?

This Chinese plant was brought to Europe in the 1870s by a French missionary. Its 'berries' are technically 'pomes', a fruit with a core and/or central seed and edible skin, so more like an apple than a berry in fact.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    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.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    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)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

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

    £75.00

    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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