Cotoneaster Microphyllus

 

Cotoneaster Microphyllus. Deciduous shrub with long arching chocolate brown branches, and rounded leaves, yellowish green above and mid-green beneath. White flowers are followed by round, red fruit. Makes an attractive ground cover or border specimen. Max Height 5m. Max Spread 5m. Flowers March to April. Fruits July.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.