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Jan 29, 2014 11:34 AM CST
|WOW, what colors! I wish I could see a full-plant picture of the two together. I've never seen a lodgepole pine. Do those berries last all winter on the cotoneaster?|
Apr 7, 2014 12:48 PM CST
|Here is one from the database, I think they are beautiful too. But they are expensive and rare.
Dwarf Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia 'Chief Joseph')
Cottoneasters are invasive and non-native, also I heard they are poisonous. There are other native shrubs and trees that would be more beneficial. The birds do not usually eat the berries of Cottoneaster.
Try Grey Dogwood, Crab-apple, or Dwarf Way Myrtle or Bayberry. Also any Winter-berry or Viburnum but you must have a pollinator. Jim Dandy ( Ilex verticillata ) is good if you like the dwarf Red Sprites. They have big red berries that last into the winter. One male for up to 9-10 female shrubs.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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