Cotoneaster simonsii Hedge Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Cotoneaster simonsii is a strong growing, upright, semi-evergreen shrub that clips neatly as a hedging plant. Cotoneaster simonsii is good for hedges up to about 2 metres high. It is often planted in a mixed hedge with the Orange Berried Cotoneaster franchetii for a bit more colour. Browse all of our other varieties of Cotoneaster shrubs & trees.
Cotoneaster simonsii 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 simonsii 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 simonsii hedge: Plant Cotoneaster simonsii 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 simonsii plants: Cotoneaster simonsii 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. Its small, dense leaves make it ideal for hedging and it responds well to regular clipping if you want to keep it really neat. It has lots of charming, tiny flowers in spring and bright red berries in autumn and early winter.
History & uses of Cotoneaster simonsii: Cotoneaster simonsii comes from the Himalayas and was brought to Britain in 1865. It has won an RHS award of garden merit.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.