PLANTS OF MILK-FLOWER COTONEASTER - COTONEASTER LACTEUS
Ornamental shrub for hedges, in groups or as an isolated shrub. The red berries are very attractive in a hedge or isolated in rockery gardens. A honeybee specie.
Evergreen shrub growing up to 3m with oval dark-green leaves. Pink flowers and red berries in autumn.
Prefers well-drained and poor soils. Hardy to -15C.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.