Common name the same as the Latin – “cot-own-ee-aster”. A family of dozens of different types, ranging from low growing ground cover shrubs to medium sized trees. Some evergreen, and some deciduous. Some hardy, some half-hardy. As can be seen from the photo, the evergreen C. dammeri makes a good thick hedge for year round effect. A sharp set of shears, secateurs or hedge cutter blades are required, as blunt blades usually leave a stringy and unprofessional finish

Cotoneaster Berries

These are generally prolific, and are much appreciated as a food source amongst birds.

Cotoneaster salicifolia in Spring

Cotoneaster dammeri in Autumn

C.dammeri hanging over a wall