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Bonsai Care For Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))



Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) COTONEASTER (COTONEASTER) -

Common garden shrub with small, dark, glossy green LEAVES, pink and white FLOWERS and orange/red berries in succession. There are two common varieties : horizintalis and microphyllus. They are EVERGREEN in milder winters and deciduous in more severe winters. Picture courtesy of Dan Barton.

STYLE : Good for informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, cascade, root-over-rock, clasped to rock, twin trunk and CLUMP.

WARNING : Protect from temperatures below -7C. Clean tools with meths after use on cotoneaster, which contains a toxin that is highly poisonous to some other plants.




Care Info

COTONEASTER (COTONEASTER) -

LOCATION : Position in full sun.  Protect from frost.

REPOT : Every 1-3 years depending on age, in early to mid spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 50:50 GRIT:organic. pH 6.0-8.0.

PRUNE : Branch prune in late winter/early spring PRUNING.

PINCH : Scissor trim new SHOOTS throughout growing season to promote twig growth.

WATER : Water DAIly in growing season, sparingly in winter.

FEED : Two weekly BALANCED FEED until flowering, then low nitrogen in thereafter.

WARNING : Protect from temperatures below -7C. Clean tools with meths after use on cotoneaster, which contains a toxin that is highly poisonous to some other plants.



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Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image






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