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Littleleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster microphyllus

Also known as

Rockspray Cotoneaster, Rose Box, Starry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster microphyllus flowers by Luk (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Littleleaf Cotoneaster Overview

Evergreen shrub species with a spreading growth habit, reaches a maximum size of around 1.5m high and 1.5m wide. Produces glossy, oblong foliage and pretty, white flowers during the spring, leading onto shiny, red berries which are a popular food for birds in late summer.

Common problems with Littleleaf Cotoneaster

How to propagate Littleleaf Cotoneaster

Cuttings

You can propagate the species by cuttings in the summer. Hybrids and cultivars are propagated by cuttings only in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn.

Special features of Littleleaf Cotoneaster

Ground cover

Other uses of Littleleaf Cotoneaster

Use to stop erosion on banks and for cascading over stone walls. Grown for its habit, and for its attractive flowers and berries.

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