Cotoneaster horizontalis can be an evergreen or deciduous shrub belonging to the Rosaceae family.It has a trailing habit making them great for ground cover, or growin up a wall but does not have adventurous roots so may need supporting while the plant gets established.
It has small Lanceolate dark geen foiliage in spring and summer turning to orange and red in Autumn. It comes out with thousands of small pink and white simple flowers in Spring and fruit small berrys (not edible) in Autumn.
Can grow in Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam
Dry Well-drained soil
Any facing - Exposed or Sheltered
PH Tolerent Acid, Alkaline or Neutral soils
Hardy to -15
Low maintenance plant, just remove any Dead, Diseased, Damaged wood and any growth control you wish in late Winter to early Spring with a good pair of secateurs
Watch out for brown scale, cotoneaster webber moths, aphids and woolly aphid.
Watch out for fireblight
Cotoneaster horizontalis naturally propagates itself by seed dispersal and layering.
You can also manualy proagate it from layering, semi-hardwood cuttings or sowing seed.
Great for ground cover and growing up walls, also suitable as bonsai material.