Good Berries

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,183
Does anyone know a plant/shrub with good clusters of red berries? I am thinking some sort of cotoneaster, but i know there are lots of different sorts so wondered if anyone has a favourite? Many thanks
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,925

    How big a shrub do you want chicky?

  • XX Posts: 707

    Viburnum?

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,183
    About 3-4 foot - width and height. And preferably something evergreen. Hadn't thought of a viburnum - what sort are best for berries?
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  • XX Posts: 707

    Viburnum opulus has white flowers and red berries and I think there is a compact variety.  There are types with blue berries as well and others with darker red berries, just give it a Google, you'll find quite a few.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,183
    Thanks MsB - will check it out
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,925

    Coral Beauty has some wonderful berries on it at the moment

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5944

    roots down as it goes so can do a good spread. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,900

    Holly?  Some are self-fertile and berry reliably well, and as they take well to being clipped can be kept to size.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,454

    Skimmias have good red berries as long as you choose the right one as some need a boy and a girl plant to get the berries whilst others are hermaphrodite and produce berries on tehir own.  They need acid soil to do well - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr/About-Harlow-Carr/Plant-of-the-month/December/Skimmia-japonica-subsp-reevesiana

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  • pryagantha,lovely for birds and lovely white flowers in spring plus good protection.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,183

    Brilliant - thanks for all your replies.  Off to google pyracantha, skimmia, hollies and coral beauty.  Will let you know what i go for in due courseimage

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