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Cotoneaster Franchetii

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  • £2.69
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 40-60cm
Pg 30-40cm
Pg 2-3L
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant, Pg = Pot Grown

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

Fast growing, dense, evergreen hedge with small ovate foliage, grey-green above and white beneath. Clusters of pink and white flowers loved by bees in June followed by persistent egg-shaped orange-red berries in autumn. The berries make good food for wildlife.

Recent Royal Horticultural Society scientists have proved that the small hairy leaves of Cotoneaster franchetti absorb 20% more pollution on roads with heavy traffic than most other shrubs. In just one week, a well-managed one metre length of hedge will mop up the equivalent pollution a car emits over a 500 mile drive.

HEDGE Trim back vigorous shoots after flowering and trim to shape in February. For hedges 1.8 - 2.1m (6 - 7ft). Plant 60 - 90cm (2 - 3ft) apart.

SHRUB 2.4 x 1.5-1.8m (8 x 5-6ft). Makes a good specimen shrub which will be loved by pollinators in spring and hungry wildlife in winter.

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Cotoneaster Franchetii is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant
Pg = Pot Grown

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year. Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Cotoneaster Franchetii in a single row between 60cm/2ft apart and 90cm/3ft apart:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Cotoneaster Franchetii: Prune any straggly or untidy shoots, otherwise no immediate pruning is required.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Dry Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.8-2.1m (6-7ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      2.4m (8ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30-45cm (1-1.5ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 30-40cm (12-18ins)
      Bare Root Transplant, 40-60cm (16-24ins)
      Pot Grown, 2-3 Litre Pot
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown
      Bare Root