Thursday, 27 June 2013

Springtime in my Garden - 20

It is sometimes necessary to replace plants which cannot stand up to Highland winters. A Virginia Creeper died last year, and I have just purchased a new plant to replace it with.

Here we see a fine specimen of Cotoneaster Lacteus AGM, which I purchased for £10.99.

Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries.

C. lacteus is a large evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing oval leaves to 6cm in length, white-hairy beneath. Large clusters of small white flowers are followed by small red berries.

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