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Cornubia Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster frigidis Cornubia) Click link For Cheaper Bare Root Cotoneaster Cornubia
Cornubia Cotoneaster Options Usually Available.
120-180cm : Feathered tree, usually 1-2 years old, come in a 5-10 litre pot
150-180cm : Half Standard tree, 2-3 years old, comes in a 10-20 litre pot
180-240cm : Half Standard tree, 2-3 years old, comes in a 10-20 litre pot
Of all the Cotoneaster trees available, the Cornubia is a particularly outstanding one. It is that good that the RHS gave it an Award Of Garden Merit and you should know that those folks are not easily impressed. You know the type, you turn water into wine in front of their very eyes and they complain it has a screw top lid!
Expect an attractive flush of white flowers in the Summer but not that attractive that you can dash outside, hack some branches off and present them to your partner because it was their birthday or other special occasion and you forgot to get them something. Some ornamental gardeners will train the Cotoneaster Cornubia to grow over a trellis or other framework as the year round colour attracts the eye.
A rather interesting small evergreen tree, Cotoneaster Cornubia is ideal for providing year round colour. Cornubia has attractive, green coloured leaves and large reddish fruits. Although the birds and other wildlife will happily eat the bright red berries it produces, the Cornubia berries will give you a mild stomach upset if eaten.
The Cotoneaster Cornubia will perform best in a full sun position in well drained clay or chalky, acid or alkaline soil. Standing water is about the only soil worry you should have and only then if it is for prolonged periods of time. Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer hosepipe bans and water shortages in your area then the Cotoneaster Cornubia is a good choice as it has good drought resistance qualities.
Cotoneaster Cornubia can also be planted on coastal locations. We mean normal gardens close to the coast, not shifting sand dunes, salt marshes and Tsunami research locations.
Pruning is easy for the Cornubia as it does not actually require any but some occasional thinning will promote new growth. You should always prune out dead, diseased or crossing branches anyway and best to do this in the winter.
The Cornubia is considered to be UK hardy which means you can plant it anywhere in the UK and it should tolerate frosts without major issue.
Expect this tree to reach a height of 4m (13ft) after 10 years, therefore, this tree is well-suited to the smaller garden. It may go on to grow a little more but this is dependant upon local weather and soil conditions. Manual pruning and shape training will of course keep the tree to your desired height and shape.
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If you are looking for hedging trees, then click COTONEASTER HEDGES or click COTONEASTER SHRUBS for smaller less expensive plants.
What Previous Customers Have Said About Our Cotoneaster Cornubia
The two trees arrived this afternoon via Tuffnels and are now planted thanks to a good Samaritan. They look in good health, hopefully I will too. Very many thanks Kind Regards Marilyn L. 0919
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Previoulsly Asked Cotoneaster Questions
Q) I purchased a tree from you 2 years ago but it has never flowered or produced berries.
A) A very shady spot could cause this but Bullfinches are a well known culprit for eating the buds.