Cotoneaster Frigidis

lilly3lilly3 Posts: 49
Does anyone know, is it due to our weird weather this last year that I have no berries on my normally abundant cotoneaster? The blackbirds are going to be very hungry as they love them.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,792

    I've seen lots of cotoneaster covered with berries this autumn, and already being polished off by the blackbirds.  Did yours flower this year? 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,108

    Mine is laden this year too - sorry, that doesn't help muchimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,044

    C. frigidus is my least flowering/berrying cotoneaster every year.

    I think 'Cornubia' is a hybrid or cultivar of this and never fails to perform.

    Fortunately there are enough C. lacteus berries to supply the birds as well 

  • lilly3lilly3 Posts: 49
    Thats another odd thing. There was plenty of blossom in spring. It's still got about a third of it's leaves on too. I hope it's not on it's way out, it'll leave a big hole in my border!
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Maybe the flowers got damaged by frost

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