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Hi, I bought a plant today labelled Cotoneaster- any idea on the variety, the GC hadn't. It seems to have a few purple berries on it. Thanks 


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,068
    Maybe you've been sold a Lonicera nitida by mistake ?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162
    I think that's a Lonicera,
    Lonicera pileata or nitida

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,867
    @Daintiness, are you sure you bought that in a garden centre? ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,068
    Probably L.pileata .
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    It does look like lonicera to me, especially in view of the purple berries. I don't know of a cotoneaster with purple berries. Hope that doesn't prove a problem @Daintiness , you may have to make decision whether to return it or keep it. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,184
    It also depends what you want the plant for Daintiness.  :)
    Did you keep the receipt?   ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Oh! It was 3 plants for £11 - I wanted 3 pyracanthas but they only had 2 ...🙄So I thought I'd choose something else which looked like a decent plant 😊
    Thanks for your replies, I shall now look it up to see where I should plant it! 😆
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