Cotoneaster x suecicus 'Coral Beauty'
Garden Plant Information

Cotoneaster x suecicus Coral Beauty

 

Name

Cotoneaster x suecicus 'Coral Beauty'

Genus  

Cotoneaster

Species

 

Cultivar/variety

'Coral Beauty'

General description

Evergreen, low, spreading ground cover shrub with berries in autumn. Can be wall trained. 50cm x 1.8m. The flowers attract bees and the berries attract birds.

Season of interest

Flowers in spring, berries in autumn

Key horticultural features

  1. Glossy, green, smooth-edged leaves, ovate-elliptic-shaped and up to 3cm long

  2. Round stem, older growth brown and woody, new growth reddish-brown and shiny.

  3. Abundant creamy-white flowers held in clusters.

  4. Shiny, red-orange spherical berries in clusters, held on reddish-brown stems.

Cultural details

Aspect

Sun or part shade

 

Soil

Moist and well drained though copes well with drought once established.

Hardiness

Hardy

Maintenance

Remove dead shoots and twigs, cut back overgrown shrubs in late winter.

Propagation

Sow seed, or take cuttings from current yearís growth, in autumn.