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Evergreen Cotoneaster "Skogholm"

Cotoneasters are mainly used as ground covers. They are slow-growing, evergreen, bloom white, and can be cultivated as shaped shrubs (trained and formed) on the facade. The white flowers will develop into red berries. The species described here is especially valued as a plant for overhanging greenery (hanging shoots).

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(lat.: Cotoneaster dammeri "Skogholm", Cotoneaster x suecicus "Skogholm" or "Coral Beauty")

Cotoneaster with evergreen foliage, selected 1941 by O. Göranson / Sweden

Requirements / Price

Position in full sun or in partial shade (even full shade if needed). There are no special soil requirements, but it shouldn't be too dry. Distance between plants: 0.6 - 1.2 metres. 

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Characteristics and Pruning

Moderately vigorous rambler that will mostly grow horizontally, with long shoots that will hang over walls, forming long downward trails. The shoots grow up to 1 metre every year. On facades, a cotoneaster may be cultivated as a formed tree, growing up to 4 metres high. The small shiny evergreen leaves are dark green in colour and will turn yellow or bronze in autumn. The rich bloom of small, white star-shaped flowers in May / June will produce pea-sized red berries until late in the winter. "Coral Beauty" will produce more fruit than "Skgholm." Pruning is mostly unnecessary.

Climbing Aids on Facades

In most cases, a trellis is not necessary. You may use a basic or basic-s trellis to keep the cotoneaster from separating from the wall.

Suitable wire rope trellises?

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Suitable Wire Rope Trellises for Cotoneasters

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