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Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis

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Cotoneaster horizontalis, commonly known as the Rock Cotoneaster or Wall Cotoneaster, is a versatile and visually appealing deciduous shrub that is cherished for its low-spreading habit and decorative features. Originating from China and parts of Asia, this plant is often used in landscaping for its ornamental appeal and adaptability.

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a low-growing shrub that typically reaches a height of 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 meters) with a spread of 5 to 8 feet (1.5 to 2.4 meters). Its name, "horizontalis," refers to its unique growth pattern where branches grow horizontally, creating a distinctive layered effect. The shrub features small, dark green, glossy leaves that turn shades of red or purple in the autumn, adding to its visual appeal.

In late spring to early summer, Cotoneaster horizontalis produces delicate, five-petaled white to pale pink flowers that attract pollinators like bees. Following the flowering period, small, bright red berries develop, providing a striking contrast against the green foliage. These berries persist into the winter, adding both color and interest to the landscape.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Cotoneaster horizontalis is adaptable to various climates, including temperate and subarctic regions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade.

  2. Soil: Plant in well-draining, loamy soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. Good drainage is important to prevent waterlogged roots.

  3. Sunlight: Provide the shrub with full to partial sun exposure, ensuring it receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily.

  4. Watering: While established plants are moderately drought-tolerant, regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  5. Pruning: Cotoneaster horizontalis responds well to pruning and can be pruned for shape and size control during late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  6. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support healthy growth and berry production.

  7. Pest and Disease: This shrub is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for issues like aphids or fungal infections and address them promptly if they occur.

  8. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a versatile and attractive addition to gardens and landscapes, offering year-round visual interest with its layered growth habit, colorful foliage, delicate flowers, and vibrant berries. With proper care and maintenance, this shrub can thrive and enhance the beauty of your outdoor space, especially in areas where ground cover or erosion control is needed.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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