HEDGE COTONEASTER Cotoneaster lucidus
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full sun to part shade
Height: 6 ft - 8ft
Spread: 4 ft- 5ft
Foliage Colour: Glossy, dark green
Fall Foliage: Red
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Colour: White-pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Key Features: Cotoneaster is great hedging shrub. Dark glossy leaves are a welcome backdrop in any landscape theme. In fall the foliage turns to red for added fall colour.
Uses: Hedging, mass planting, accent, borders, foundation plantings
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.