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    Question Cotoneaster

    We have planted cotoneaster as a hedge but think it is too close to the fence.

    It has been established for about three or four years now and wondered whether it would be okay to move it?Also how deep will the roots be?

    Also when should I expect flowers and berries? There were some flowers last year but they didn't last long and didn't get any berries in the winter.

    Advice much appreciated.

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    Ask the chap in the gardencentre in Castletown. He is a fiont of knowledge.

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    Thanks Stratman. Will do.

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    Hi Liz,

    Growing Cotoneasters over the years as a hedge or as individual bushes has been easy and fun.

    The spread can be as high as an older 'model', over 6 feet.
    Roots would go down the same distance.

    As a hedge, they take well to pruning for shape or for control of size.

    The berries arrive in August in our Zone 3a.
    With September frost the leaves turn a bright crimson red with some orange in places.

    the best in your landscaping adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffhbuber View Post
    Hi Liz,

    Growing Cotoneasters over the years as a hedge or as individual bushes has been easy and fun.

    The spread can be as high as an older 'model', over 6 feet.
    Roots would go down the same distance.

    As a hedge, they take well to pruning for shape or for control of size.

    The berries arrive in August in our Zone 3a.
    With September frost the leaves turn a bright crimson red with some orange in places.

    the best in your landscaping adventures.
    Hi!

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I won't be able to move it if the roots go that deep!!!!

    How near a wall or fencing do you have your cotoneaster and how long did it take before berries appeared?
    We have had ours for about four years now and still no berries!

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