• 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 procumbens 'Queen of Carpets'

creeping cotoneaster 'Queen of Carpets'

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 creeping cotoneaster 'Queen of Carpets'

  • 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 'Queen of Carpets' is an evergreen prostrate shrub, to 30cm high, with small glossy green leaves, many pink-tinged white flowers and round red fruits. The flowers are attractive to bees

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • 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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in full sun or partial shade in any soil that is well-drained. An excellent plant for groundcover

Propagation Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Drought Resistant Ground Cover Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Rock Garden Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8 - usually no pruning required

Pests May be affected by scale insects, cotoneaster webber caterpillar, aphids, brown scale, mussel scale, and woolly aphid

Diseases May be affected by fireblight, honey fungus, leaf spot, silver leaf, and virus diseases

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