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Cotoneaster x watereri Cornubia


cotoneaster 'Cornubia'

Laden with large red berries in autumn and winter

A large shrub that may be grown as a small elegant tree, with small white flowers in early summer. Semi-evergreen, the dark green leaves develop red and gold tints that complement the attractive clusters of large red berries in autumn. A great plant for a wildlife garden and birds will love the fruits.


a sheltered location in sun or partial shade. Also good for coastal sites.


Prefers a well-drained soil. Easy to grow, just lightly prune to shape if necessary.

Raised from a seedling at Exbury Gardens, Hampshire in the 1930s

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Banks and slopes, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From March to September