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Cotoneaster bullatus (Hollyberry cotoneaster)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cotoneaster bullatus

Other names

Hollyberry cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. bullatus - C. bullatus is a large, deciduous shrub with green leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears small, pale-pink flowers in early summer, followed by relatively large, bright red berries in early autumn.


Cotoneaster bullatus is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Open branches

Toxicity

Fruit can cause stomach upset if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Woolly aphid Scale insects , Woolly aphid

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cotoneaster bullatus (Hollyberry cotoneaster) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in full sun. Can survive dry conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cotoneaster bullatus

Other names

Hollyberry cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. bullatus - C. bullatus is a large, deciduous shrub with green leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears small, pale-pink flowers in early summer, followed by relatively large, bright red berries in early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Open branches

Toxicity

Fruit can cause stomach upset if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Woolly aphid

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cotoneaster bullatus (Hollyberry cotoneaster) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in full sun. Can survive dry conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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