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Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)

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

  
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bonsai_cotoneaster_01.jpg image 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.





Bonsai Videos for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Making of a Cotoneaster Bonsai Part 1 Intro and Prunning.

Video 2 for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Making of a Cotoneaster Bonsai Part 2 Potting and Watering.

Video 3 for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Step by step cotoneaster.

Video 4 for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Bonsai From Nursery Stock - Cotoneaster by Frank Mihalic.

Video 5 for Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Cotoneaster bonsai.

Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image


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