The Q&A Archives: Spreading Cotoneaster

Question: I am in Zone 4. I recently purchased 5

Answer: The spreading cotoneaster or Cotoneaster divaricatus grows to 6 to 8 feet tall and wide or even larger with a fairly upright habit so it should make a hedge for you. Trimming it will help it grow denser. The other two are more often used for hedging because they grow a bit larger, to ten feet or so and the C. lucidus is especially vigorous and takes clipping especially well.

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