Herb latin name: Cotoneaster simonsii

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

May to


Habitat of Cotoneaster simonsii:

Scrub, hedgerows and rocky places on calcareous soils.

Other uses of the herb:

A rose-tan dye is obtained from the fruit. Can be grown as a medium to tall informal hedge. When close trimmed it makes an excellent dense hedge.

Propagation of Cotoneaster simonsii:

Seed. Members of this genus hybridize freely so, if you require seed that breeds true, it is important to obtain it from a known wild source or from a controlled fertilization of garden plants. The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame, when it will usually germinate in the spring. Stored seed germinates faster if given 3 months warm stratification at 15C and then 3 months cold stratification at 4C. The seed usually germinates within 1 - 18 months at 15C but it can take 2 years. Pot the seedlings up as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out into nursery beds or into their permanent positions when they are more than 10cm tall. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame.

Cultivation of the herb:

Scrub, hedgerows and rocky places on calcareous soils.

Medicinal use of Cotoneaster simonsii:

None known

Known hazards of Cotoneaster simonsii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.