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Cotoneaster lacteus 30-50cm

Cotoneaster lacteus 30-50cm

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Product Description

Cotoneaster lacteus, commonly known as Parney's Cotoneaster or Red Clusterberry, is an evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub that belongs to the Cotoneaster genus. It is native to China and is widely cultivated for its ornamental features. Cotoneaster lacteus is prized for its glossy green leaves, small white to pinkish flowers, and clusters of bright red berries that persist into the winter, providing year-round interest to the garden.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Climate: Cotoneaster lacteus is well-suited to a variety of climates and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9. It can tolerate mild winters but may suffer in extremely cold temperatures.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Parney's Cotoneaster in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It tends to produce more flowers and berries in full sun but can tolerate some shade.

  3. Soil: This shrub prefers well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. It is adaptable to different soil types, including clay and loam. Good drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: During the establishment phase, provide regular watering to ensure that the soil remains consistently moist. Once established, Cotoneaster lacteus is relatively drought-tolerant and can withstand occasional dry periods.

  5. Pruning: Prune Parney's Cotoneaster as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or overgrown branches. You can also prune to control its size or encourage bushier growth.

  6. Fertilization: Cotoneaster lacteus generally doesn't require heavy fertilization. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.

  7. Pest and Disease: This shrub is relatively pest and disease resistant. However, you should still monitor for common garden pests like aphids and scale insects, as well as any signs of disease, and address issues promptly.

  8. Propagation: Cotoneaster lacteus can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or by layering. Seeds should be stratified to aid germination. Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer or early autumn.

  9. Flowers and Berries: The small, pinkish-white flowers of Parney's Cotoneaster appear in late spring or early summer and are attractive to pollinators like bees. The bright red berries that follow the flowers provide a valuable food source for birds and add to the shrub's ornamental appeal.

  10. Landscape Use: Cotoneaster lacteus is often used in landscaping as a specimen plant, in hedges, or as a ground cover. It is prized for its evergreen foliage, attractive flowers, and vibrant berries, making it a versatile choice for gardens and landscapes.

Cotoneaster lacteus is a versatile and attractive shrub that can enhance the visual appeal of your garden year-round with its glossy foliage, flowers, and berries. By following these cultivation tips and providing the right growing conditions, you can enjoy the beauty and charm of Parney's Cotoneaster in your own landscape.




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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Plant height: 30-50cm

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