The Q&A Archives: Can a Cotoneaster lacteus survive in Zone 6?

Question: I see from your site that the plants cold hardiness is Zone 7. If
Zone 6 is possible, how would it be done?

Answer: Cotoneaster lacteus will grow happily in zones 6-8. Plant in well draining soil, in full sunshine. In the fall, mulch heavily over the root system to keep the soil from heaving and to insulate the roots from winter cold. There may be some winter damage until your cotoneaster establishes and matures, but you can prune away any damaged branches in the spring. Best wishes with your new cotoneaster!

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