Cotoneaster franchetii - Hedge
Every established plant at less than £2 All year evergreen interest Flowers every spring, fruits every autumn Effective hedge plant Suits ...Read More
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- Every established plant at less than £2
- All year evergreen interest
- Flowers every spring, fruits every autumn
- Effective hedge plant
- Suits exposed gardens
- Suits coastal gardens
- Happy in sun or shade
- Happy in any soils, dry or moist
Get Cotoneaster franchetii in your garden to create an evergreen hedge perfect for wildlife; in early summer your plants come into bloom giving you honey-scented little pink flowers attractive to pollinating insects like bees. By early autumn these flowers turn into orange berries, much loved by garden birds like blue tits and blackbirds. Lasting into the winter the berries attract visiting birds like beautiful waxwings and redwings.
Your Cotoneaster franchetii plants form a hedge which provides effective shelter for other garden wildlife including frogs and toads and mammals such as hedgehogs and shrews. Shelter is important in winter so animals can take cover from cold adverse weather and in the summer too when they can take refuge for the hot searing sun.
Your plants arrive as bare-root specimens which means they have a central bare and dormant stem attached to a network of roots. In this state they are ideal to plant from September to March so the roots can establish well over the winter, becoming hardy and strong before they put on good stem growth in spring.
Position your plants around 60cm (2ft) apart and they will knit together to form a hedge. While you wait for your plants to cover the bare soil consider planting some temporary bedding to add colour and fragrance and keep weeds down.
Every year in autumn trim your plants lightly to keep them in shape for a more formal hedge or leave to create a wilder and less formal look.
10 bare-root plants.
Height: 2.5m / 8.5ft if untrimmed.