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PlantFiles: Franchet Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster franchetii

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotoneaster (kot-on-ee-ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: franchetii (fron-SHAY-tee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cotoneaster franchettii

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One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative taraAthan On Dec 26, 2005, taraAthan from Redwood Valley, CA wrote:

This plant, as well as several other Cotoneaster species, is invasive in coastal California.

Positive jdean116 On Oct 3, 2005, jdean116 from Memphis, TN wrote:

Birds love the berries.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Evergreen shrub, 6-8(10) ft [1.8-2.4(30 m], wide as tall, arching growth. Leaves, fairly thick, gray-green above and silver and pubescent below, oval-elliptic to broad. Flowers (spring), grouped, 5-15, white to pink, petals erect. Fruit 5 mm diam., orange-red, oblong, in clusters.

Does best in a well-drained, but somewhat dry, soil. Best if not pruned.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Memphis, Tennessee



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