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Cotoneaster procumbens 'Queen of Carpets'
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creeping cotoneaster 'Queen of Carpets'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn Green Red
Winter Green Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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

Name status

Accepted

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
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Rock garden
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
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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