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a1154a1154 Posts: 1,076
Hi I’m thinking this may be cotoneaster of some kind? I’d like to find out exactly what it is as I’d like to get one, lovely shape to it and making blackbirds very happy. 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,971
    funnily enough I saw a group of several almost identical specimens yesterday whilst walking. The berries really shine out this time of year.
    It's a cotoneaster of some sort I think.

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  • Could be Cotoneaster cornubia, I think...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Could be Cotoneaster cornubia, I think...
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,076
    Thanks. It’s described as a shrub though, do I need to buy it as a standard do you think? Or do they all make tree size eventually? 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited December 2020
    You can buy a more mature specimen which will be more of a tree form. They should specify. Alternatively, getting a smaller size plant means you will need to prune out wayward side shoots to get it to grow upwards with one main trunk. 

  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Agree, the leaves really give it away. It's a lovely shrub and great for birds. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,653
    You could try cotoneaster franchetii which will get up to 4m tall if happy but can be kept smaller of you prefer. 
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  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,076
    thanks for help, I’d prefer taller so I’ll look out for a cornubia. 
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