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Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cotoneaster nanshan

Other names

Cotoneaster adpressus var. praecox, Creeping cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. nanshan - C. nanshan is a prostrate, spreading, deciduous shrub with rounded, wavy, mid- to dark green leaves turning red in autumn and, late spring, pink- or red-flushed, white flowers followed by spherical, bright red fruit.


Cotoneaster nanshan is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Prostrate

Flower

Flushed red, Flushed pink, White in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale Aphids , Brown scale

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Tolerates dry conditions.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cotoneaster nanshan

Other names

Cotoneaster adpressus var. praecox, Creeping cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. nanshan - C. nanshan is a prostrate, spreading, deciduous shrub with rounded, wavy, mid- to dark green leaves turning red in autumn and, late spring, pink- or red-flushed, white flowers followed by spherical, bright red fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Flushed pink, White in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Tolerates dry conditions.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Cotoneaster nanshan (Creeping cotoneaster)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orgyia thyellina

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest from Eastern Asia which could be damaging to broadleaf and coniferous species if introduced to the UK; as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be on goods (including non-plant material) imported from Eastern Asia and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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