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Cotoneaster divaricatus
Spreading cotoneaster

Culture: Like most cotoneasters, the spreading cotoneaster is adaptable to most sites. It does require good drainage and prefers moist sites, however.

Mites, aphids, canker, and fireblight can be a problem. In most cases these problems are not enough to discourage its use, except for fireblight in the South.

Usage: This cotoneaster offers a variety of landscape options. It is suitable as a foundation planting, hedge, as a backdrop for lighter plants, or en masse. It should be kept untrimmed to maintain the interesting pendulous character of the branches. For some reason, gardeners often can't seem to resist shearing the plant, eliminating the beautiful cascading branching pattern.

 
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