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What is this bush?

jackas_ukjackas_uk Posts: 8
jackas_uk says:

Can anyone tell me what this bush is?  I have had it years - found it growing under a row of conifers in the garden of an old house and dug it out - it was just a twig then!  I have kept it in a pot until a while ago and now it is flourishing in a nice sunny, sheltered spot in my new garden.  Thing is, I have no idea what it is. 

The leaves are quite soft, and pale underneath, with these clusters of small pink flowers.


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  • jackas_ukjackas_uk Posts: 8

    Excellent - thank you!  Is it the Franchetii do you think?

    I would not have guessed this - the other Cotoneaster I have had before (perhaps Horizontalis now I have looked them up) are somewhat different.  It was loved by bees though so am glad I have a good one for nature.

    Thanks again.


    (Almost right with my alias - just the one "s" though! :-) )


    Now to clear up my dilemma.

    how should 'one' pronounce cotoneaster ?

    1. Cotton Easter

    2. Cot tone knee aster (said fast)

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    The second one image

    SW Scotland
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081

    Oh but it's more fun to call it cotton easter....image

    My sister used to...image

    Birds do love the berries as Hazel says, but, be warned - they then 'deposit' the seeds, which readily germinate. Useful though!  image 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Possible cotoneaster franchetiii

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Eric's mum my husband was dispatched to dig up several very mature specimens of said plant and from that day forward in our house they were called cotoneb*****ds! image 

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