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Keyword:

COTONEASTER HORIZONTALIS

WALL COTONEASTER

Photo: Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Floor Cover  
Family Name:
Rosaceae (ro┼żnice)  
Plant group:
Evergreen shrubs  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Europe, North Africa, Asia, the Himalayas, China and Siberia  
Fruits:
The fruits are in shades of red, few even in shades of black. The fruits stay on the plant for a long period of time in the spring..  
Leaves:
It is deciduous, the leaves are small, bright green, in autumn the leaves turn red.  
Roots:
The widespread root system, suitable to fight avalanches.  
Flowers:
The flowers are small, numerous and white, light purple colour. They attract bees.  
Habitat:
It grows as a cover crop, growing down parallel branches.  
Reproduction:
Reproduced with sowing and cuttings.  
Stem:
The trunk is gray- brown, slightly longitudinally cracked.  
Bloom period:
April, May, June  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Dry  
Location:
Sunny  
Ground-Ph:
Neutral  
Hardiness Zone:
H4   Zone Map

Specific features

It prevents terrain landslide hazard due to extensive and densely confluent roots. Evergreen plants are not pruned, others are pruned so that they are cut above the lowest side twig.

Decorative useful value

Its decorative value is in its red fruits, small leaves and in its way of growth.