Cotoneaster franchetii

Cotoneaster franchetii


Bareroot from November to April

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Price £ each (ex. VAT)
Height Age 1+ 25+ 100+ 500+ 1000+
1u1 1.09 0.71 0.63 0.60 0.55

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With an elegant arching habit, and soft, grey-green leaves Cotoneaster franchetii is an attractive shrub. Semi-evergreen and with orange-red berries in autumn, it is attractive throughout the year. It’s fast-growing and able to grow well in the most unpromising of sites, making it a valuable plant for both the gardener and the landscaper.

Site and soil

This cotoneaster does well in the poorest of soils, but avoid very wet sites. It can cope with dense shade, strong winds and coastal salt spray.

Height and spread

After 10 years: 2.5m x 1.5m
After 20 years: 2.5m x 1.5m

Leaf and bark

The small ovate leaves are grey-green on the upper surface, white beneath; they are evergreen in all but the coldest of winters. The bark is smooth and grey.

Flower, seed and fruit

The small white and pink flowers open in June and are followed by bunches of oblong, orange-red berries in autumn. The seeds are dispersed by birds.


Hedging, ground cover, landscaping, garden shrub.


Bees are attracted to the flowers; the berries are eaten by birds.


For hedging, shorten longer shoots after flowering, then trim to shape in February.