Cotoneaster ogisui



Habitat: full sun or partial shade


Soil: well drained soil


Height: 4 m


Flowering: early summer


Width: 4.0 m

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  Cotoneaster ogisui Ogisu 95105 fruit   Cotoneaster ogisui Ogisu 95105 foliage    

This is quite a large genus of shrubs, ranging from a few trees to some very dwarf and/or prostrate alpines. They have small pink or white flowers, much visited by bees and other insects, and fruits that are usually red, which are valuable food for birds. Most species are evergreen, with shiny, deep green, small leaves, but there are also deciduous species, which tend to have larger, lighter green and less shiny leaves.

Cotoneaster ogisui is a recently described species, found by the Japanese plant hunter Mikinori Ogisu in Sichuan. It grows to become a small tree, which is excellent at most times of the year, with its large, glossy leaves, typical white flowers in early summer, but is at its best in autumn, when the branches droop under the weight of the many bright red fruit, which are large for a Cotoneaster.
2 litre pot £10.00

Cotoneaster - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Cotoneaster bradyi is an erect, deciduous species from China, whose arching shoots bear pink-tinged white flowers, followed by glossy, red fruit. Its dark green leaves turn red in autumn.
cotoneaster_ganghobaensis.jpg Cotoneaster ganghobaensis came to us from Ness Gardens, where they have selected a very good form of this rare species. It has a upright habit, glossy, rounded leaves, which may remain on the plant over winter or may fall in autumn. It has white flowers followed by many large, bright red fruit, which line the long stems. Impressive.
NEP_5123.jpg Cotoneaster microphyllus is a really neat, trailing species with small, dark green leaves, white flowers, and then in autumn lots of quite large reddish pink fruit.
cotoneaster_monopyrenus.jpg Cotoneaster monopyrenus is a shrub with spreading stems, reddish brown and lined with alternate leaves, about 25 x 15 cm, light greyish green and with hairs on the reverse and margins, which make them appear silvery along the edges. It was originally collected by George Forrest about 100 years ago, and has been maintained in cultivation since then.
invisible.gif Cotoneaster rhytidophyllus is a shrub that is usually everygreen, with long, pointed leaves. Its arching stems have typical white flowers, followed in autumn by orange-red fruit.
invisible.gif Cotoneaster splendens is a rounded deciduous shrub with arching branches. The white flowers, suffused with pink, are followed by globular orange fruit.
invisible.gif Cotoneaster trinervis is a vigorous shrub with very glossy green foliage, whose pink flowers turn to stunning rich red berries in November.