2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average-Fast
- Flowering Period: Spring-Early Summer
- Hardiness: H6
- Eventual Height: 3.5m
- Eventual Spread: 3m
Cotoneaster Exburiensis is a beautiful and hardy evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub that is perfect for gardeners looking to add a touch of elegance to their landscape. With its glossy green leaves and clusters of small white flowers in the Spring, this plant is sure to draw attention and provide year-round interest.
This shrub is also known for its fruit, which are small, round, and yellow, turning a pinky shade in the Winter. These berries are not only attractive, but they also provide food for birds.
Cotoneaster Exburiensis is easy to grow and care for, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and conditions, and can be planted in full sun or partial shade.
This plant is also suitable for hedging and can be pruned to shape if necessary. It is also very resilient to pests and diseases. It is a slow-growing plant, which makes it ideal for small gardens or rock gardens.
How to care for your Cotoneaster Exburiensis
- Planting: This shrub prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. When planting, make sure to dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Mix some organic matter into the soil before planting to improve drainage and fertility.
- Watering: Once established,it is relatively drought tolerant. However, during the first year after planting, it’s important to keep the soil consistently moist to help the plant establish its roots. Water the plant deeply, making sure the water reaches the roots.
- Sunlight: This plant can tolerate full sun or partial shade. However, it will produce more berries if it receives a good amount of sunlight.
- Pruning: It can be pruned to shape if necessary. Prune in late Winter or early Spring before new growth appears. Do not prune too much as it will decrease the berry production. As it is a slow-growing plant, you do not have to prune it frequently.
- Fertilising: While it is relatively low maintenance, it’s important to fertilise once a year with an organic fertiliser in the Spring before new growth appears.