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how do i train cotoneaster horizontalis into a hedge?


By Bunty75

United Kingdom Gb

i have three plants under my window facing north. as is their habit, the plants are spreading all over the place. someone told me to cut the branches back that are growing horizontally. what do you think?

On plant cotoneaster horizontalis



Having grown your Cotoneaster Horizantalis, why cut any branches off. Tie it into itself, if need be put in canes to help you make your hedge. The more that are horizontal the thicker the hedge.

31 Mar, 2009


By its very name this particular Cotoneaster has horizontal branches, remove all the horizontal branches and there wont be much left I fear. We have a couple growing under our long sitting room window and have had for years - they'll never make a hedge for us. The only branches I prune back are the ones that are sticking out over the path.

31 Mar, 2009

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