Cotoneaster Franchetii Hedging Plants
Cotoneaster Franchetii 50-80cm Hedging Plants
This is a fast growing dense semi evergreen hedge with small ovate grey green foliage, grey green above and white beneath. It bears clusters of pink and white flowers in June and are grown for their brilliant displays of berries and bright leaf tints in autumn, when they become a major feature. They cope well with shade, although the neat pink flowers and bright berries are more prolific in full sun.
Originally from Tibet and China, this plant is very hardy.
The plant can be pruned at any time of year but supposedly it is best to cut it back in February. The best way to treat it is to trim back vigorous shoots after flowering and shape thorough in February. Makes a hedge of up to seven feet tall.
The planting season is between November and late March while the plant is in dormant growth. Dig a reasonable hole and plant with either some rose, tree and shrub compost or any organic matter (but not use fresh manure, well rotted is fine).Bone meal or fish, blood and bone will encourage quick root growth.
Do not water once planted (unless the ground is very dry), so the plant will find it's own water (make it work for it's water, creating strong root growth).
Plant 4 per metre in a staggered row (in a double row 50cm apart and the rows 30cm apart). Clipping the top leader on planting to encourage bushy growth.
These plants are approx. 50-80cm tall and are bare root.
These are transplants not seedlings.
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