When should I plant Late Cotoneaster hedging?
The best time to plant Cotoneaster is throughout autumn, when the weather is a little cooler.
How far apart do you plant Late Cotoneaster plants?
You should stick to planting around 3-5 plants per metre. This helps to achieve the best density and bushiness in your hedging.
How to plant Late Cotoneaster:
Begin by digging a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the plant's root ball. Save the soil to use as backfill, but remove any weeds or rocks from it.̴Ì?
Try to break up any densely matted roots before placing into the hole. Ensure they are planted at ground level.
Once planted, backfill the hole with the excess soil and amend with peat moss or compost. After this, thoroughly water the plant (watering will need to be done weekly for the first year after planting).̴Ì?
Spread a decent layer of mulch around the plants to help suppress any weeds - this mulch will also help the plant to survive in very cold conditions, as it helps to retain soil temperature and moisture.