plant pronounced ‘k -toni-astor’

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Mary O\’ Connor asked 6 years ago

I planted this at the front wall of my house thinking it would grow over the wall but it seems to just grow upwards and seems to sprawl all over the place. I’m not sure how to look after this plant and make it look nicer than what it does. At the moment it just looks awful. Could you tell me what to do and how to look after this plant??? Apologies but I’m not sure of the actual spelling of the name but that’s how the person who gave it to me pronounced it. It’s there about 8 years so it’s quite big.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Cotoneaster, and it sounds like the herring-bone cotoneaster, does sprawl and it not a climber, as such.

But you can prune away the parts you don’t want, now or in the winter, to put the shape you want on it.

It might need a couple of wires, fixed to the wall, to hold it in place.