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excellent quality plants when they arrlrived a couple of weeks ago. repotted and they are now all happily planted surrounded by stones and moist soil in the sun, hiding the metal on gabions at the edge of our pond. have a wish list ready for primulas (and others) which will be available in september. highly recommended. No casualties.
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excellent quality plants when they arrlrived a couple of weeks ago. repotted and they are now all happily planted surrounded by stones and moist soil in the sun, hiding the metal on gabions at the edge of our pond. have a wish list ready for primulas (and others) which will be available in september. highly recommended. No casualties.
sharman, Dorset

Coral Pearls Hedging

Image of  Cotoneaster franchetii
Image of  Cotoneaster franchetii
Image of Cotoneaster franchetii
Image of Cotoneaster franchetii
Image of berries of Cotoneaster franchetti
Image of Cotoneaster franchetti

Cotoneaster franchetii

A beautiful hedge for your garden!

  • Evergreen.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Reaches 9 feet (2.7 metres) tall.
  • Plant 2 feet (60 cm) apart.

Supplied as bushy bare root plants approximately 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in height including roots.

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Pollinator Friendly

This neighbour-friendly, evergreen hedge will rapidly attain its maximum height of 9 feet (2.7 metres).

In early summer huge clusters, or corymbs, of pearly white blossom are produced – followed in the autumn by masses of scarlet-orange pearl-sized berries. Foliage is dense in habit and an attractive silver green colour. This really is a welcome alternative to hedging conifers and far more manageable.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Plant 2 feet (60 cm) apart.
  • Ultimate height 9 feet (2.7 metres). Can be trimmed to any height above 3 feet (90 cm). Average annual growth rate 1-2 feet (30-60 cm).
  • Ultimate width 6 feet (1.8 metres). Can be trimmed to any width over 2 feet (60 cm).
  • Ideally grow in an open situation; should you want to plant next to a fence or wall, allow a minimum distance of 2 feet (60 cm).
  • Grows well in most soil types (including chalky and clay) except those prone to lying very wet.
  • Suitable for most aspects from full sun to dense shade.
  • Suitable for coastal areas.
  • Performs well in exposed/windy positions.
  • We are not aware that this plant is poisonous.
  • Has pearly-white blossom followed by scarlet berries.
  • Plant autumn/winter/early spring.

Cultivation Guidance

  • On Arrival!
  • On arrival if roots are dry stand the plants in a bucket of water for no more than half an hour. 
  • Ideally they should be planted out as soon as possible; if this is not possible either 'heel' the plants into a shallow trench or alternatively wrap the roots back up in the bark chip and polythene they arrived in and store the plants in a cool frost-free place. Do not keep them in a warm place as they will start to come into growth prematurely. Every few days, check that the roots are moist, and plant out as soon as is practicable.
  • Incorporating organic matter such as well-rotted manure (not fresh) or compost into the soil will give your plants the best start. 
  • Under no circumstances should you use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will 'burn' any new root growth and actually slow your plants' development!
  • Water thoroughly if the ground is dry.
  • Aftercare
  • It is essential to keep your developing hedge free of weeds.
  • At the beginning of each spring your plants will benefit from a mulch of well-rotted manure, bark chip or something similar. This will reduce the need for weeding and help with moisture retention. At the same time you can also lightly top-dress along the row with a balanced base fertiliser.
  • During extended dry periods ensure your plants are watered thoroughly at least once a week; this is even more critical on lighter soils.
  • Once established your hedge can be cut using conventional hedge cutters.
  • Pruning is best carried out early in the spring, before flowering, or at midsummer. As with all evergreen subjects, pruning on a damp day is preferable as this will reduce leaf scorch/damage.

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How To...

How To Plant Cherry Plum Hedging, Conservation Hedging, Coral Pearls Hedging, Whispering Willows
Detailed advice on planting out different varieties of hedging.

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A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265