Cotoneaster franchetii Hedge Plants Description
Cotoneaster franchetii hedging has sage green leaves with white undersides, five-petalled white flowers tinged with pink in May and June and an abundance of deep orange-red, pearl sized bird-friendly berries in autumn. It is very hardy and suitable for all soils other than very wet and any situation from full sun to dense shade. See also our range of hedging plants for shade.
Trim Cotoneaster franchetii after the berries have fallen. It is an evergreen but some leaves will drop in autumn and it can also take on an autumn colour some years. Cotoneaster franchetii is suitable for coastal areas and performs well in exposed sites. See more options for hedging for exposed sites.Cotoneaster franchetii has also been shown to be effective at reducing pollution in heavily trafficked areas, soaking up 20% more toxins than other hedging varieties with its dense, evergreen, hairy leaves.
The key difference between Cotoneaster franchetii and Cotoneaster lacteus is that franchetii is more erect and does not need the support of a wall or fence. We also stock Cotoneaster horizontalis and Cotoneaster simonsii, but if you're unsure which variety of cotoneaster is right for you, try out our Cotoneaster Hedging Guide.
Please note that in accordance with DEFRA regulations, we are unable to dispatch Cotoneaster franchetii to anywhere outside of the UK Mainland.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
The best advice for pruning Cotoneaster Franchetii is to trim after the berries have fallen. After pruning, plants benefit from mulching and feeding. Use either a general-purpose fertiliser or specialist rose or other high-potassium fertiliser.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
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