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Corokia cotoneaster

wire-netting bush

C. cotoneaster is a rounded shrub forming a mass of interlaced branches bearing small, dark green leaves and, in spring, clusters of small yellow flowers followed by red or yellow berries

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Red Yellow
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Argophyllaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Corokia are evergreen shrubs with leathery leaves and small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers followed by red,yellow or orange berries

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation

Root greenwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in mid or late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Architectural
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8: will tolerate hard pruning to restrict growth, if required

Pests

Usually trouble free

Diseases

Usually trouble free

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