Collected Cotoneaster coming in to flower..

johnbaz

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Hi all

Here's a Cotoneaster that I collected (With permission) from a school that was being demolished, It had been derelict for some time and the playing fields had overgrown with shrubs and trees!, There was an excavator driver on the site that lifted them for us, We gave him a couple of pounds per tree he lifted with his bucket and everyone was happy, He went home with an extra few quid for his saturday night out!!!

Anyhow, This was a twin trunk when I brought it home, It lived in a wooden box from 2013 to 2017 with some major cutting done in 2016, The right hand trunk started dying this spring so I cut it off halfway and did some carving with my rotary tool, I actually wore a cutting tool out!!

The bottom right branch only started growing last year, I let it grow unchecked to get it to thicken up and stopped it a couple of weeks ago as it had come alomng nicely, It just needs to fill out a bit now.

I just love when the flowers start to open from what looks like little rosy red apples!!
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Cheers, John 👍
 

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Magnificent! You had a great eye to save this from the landfill. It's coming along nicely.
 

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That’s a beast. Nice score. Cotoneaster are wonderful as bonsai. All the perks of a pyracantha without the pesky thorns to deal with.
 

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That’s a beast. Nice score. Cotoneaster are wonderful as bonsai. All the perks of a pyracantha without the pesky thorns to deal with.
I had a count of Cotoneaster today, I've seventeen of them!! :oops::)


Cheers, John 👍
 

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