Team Highlight and Fall Favourite Plant
Sharon just joined Art’s this spring, although she has worked in the plant world for many years. What a year to join us and we are so happy she did! Helping us with everything from the front customer experience, shipping and anything else that we may ask, she is such a team player. We love her passion for this industry, and the great smile she brings along with it!
Pictured here, is Sharon with our Cotoneaster Shrub franchetii. She already has one at home and is planning on getting another one to grow against a wall in her yard.
The grey to silvery-grey, round leaves show off the attractive early summer clusters, of white flowers, which are followed by round orange-red fruits in late summer, early autumn. Useful for planting as a specimen or emasse as a a screen. Can be trained into a small tree with time. If planted 1m (3ft) apart in a single line can make an attractive informal or formal hedge.
Suitable for: Tolerates full sun to medium shade on a wide range of soil conditions, except extremely wet or dry. Very hardy.
Height and Spread in 10 years: 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft).
Planting: Soak the rootball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the rootball or pot. mix an organic soil improver and general fertilizer with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Care: Normally requires no pruning, other than the removal of the occasional dead shoot or branch