The Franchet Cotoneaster hedging is known for its foliage of sage coloured leaves that have white undersides, which are followed by five-petalled, dusty pink-white flowers in May, and then in Autumn, rich orange-red coloured berries. These attributes make the Cotoneaster Franchetii a perfect hedging species for wildlife (mostly birds), and their habitats, who love to feed on the delicious berries during Winter.
This hedging species has also proven to be successful at reducing pollution in areas with heavy traffic, as they soak up roughly 20%, or more, of the toxins than other varieties of hedging. This is due to their evergreen, concentrated, hairy leaves.
People sometimes compare the Franchet Cotoneaster to the Cotoneaster Lacteus, however, the key difference between the two is that the Cotoneaster Franchetii is a lot more upright and does not need a wall or fence to support it.