Standard Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster hybridus 'Pendulus'

Standard Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster hybridus 'Pendulus'

Common Name: Standard Cotoneaster
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: hybridus
Cultivar: 'Pendulus'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the seeds of the fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

Pretty small white flowers in June followed by showy bright red autumn berries. This upright evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub forms a lovely tree with weeping branches when grown as a standard. Like most Cotoneasters, it can tolerant a wide range of conditions including dry soil.

  • Garden care: In late spring or early summer after flowering lightly cut back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. In autumn trim back lightly any branches that obscure the display of fruit.

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