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Why every garden needs Cotoneaster

GOOD structure and plants that provide long-lasting interest are important for every garden. But in a small space this is even more crucial – only hard workers need apply, and few are more hardworking than cotoneasters. Or, for that matter, more diverse.

Fact: there’s a cotoneaster to suit your garden, whatever its size or conditions. Members of the rose family, they are native to temperate Asia, Europe and North Africa, but most come from southwest China and the Himalayas. They range in height from ground-hugging types to large, tree-like shrubs; some can be trained as wall shrubs

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