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GraysGrays Posts: 167

Hi all,

Could anyone identify this shrub please, we have a few around the garden, in winter it produces an orange berry.

when would be the best time to prune it? It's very overgrown at the moment and could do with a prune, preferably tonight.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572

    Cotoneaster. One of many.

  • GraysGrays Posts: 167

    Thanks, ok to prune it today you think?

    As you can see from this photo it needs it, and I'm itching to do it.image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572

    The top growth looks like this year's growth. If you cut it all off , you'll lose  most of next year's flowers and berries, but if it's too big, you need to cut it back.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523

    Cotoneaster francettii

    I trim mine throughout the growing season but am careful to leave the berries.

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