• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Pink Champagne'

cotoneaster 'Pink Champagne'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names cotoneaster 'Pink Champagne'

  • Synonyms Cotoneaster × watereri 'Pink Champagne'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries

  • Details 'Pink Champagne' is a vigorous, dense, large, arching shrub with white flowers in summer followed by yellow berries which become pinkish with age

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Pendulous/Weeping

  • Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilClay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Will tolerate dry situations but may need some shelter from cold, drying winds in colder climes

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens

Pests May be attacked by scale insects and woolly aphids

Diseases May be subject to fireblight

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