STAR OF THE MONTH
Cotoneasters are generally unappreciated: they are mainly considered worth their place in the garden as background evergreens, small trees, hedges or as big green blobs grown to block off unwelcome views. They are useful in all those roles but, at this time of year, they come into their own. Clusters of Santa- coloured berries scurry along every branch. When cut they make wonderful wreaths and decorations; left in place they carry a frost with great aplomb and they also provide valuable winter food for many of our garden birds. So, let’s all show them some proper Gardeners’ World love.
An easy shrub – fine in all free- draining soil types and happy in sun or light shade. Height x Spread 2.5m x 1.5m