Cotoneaster Varieties

milehigh_7

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This little plant is quickly becoming one of my favorites. There are many types as we all know. Does anyone have a favorite?

What characteristics do you like about it?
In what style(s) have you trained said type?
Pictures?


Likewise, have you tried a type that was not as suitable for bonsai use?
What characteristics made it so?


Thanks!
 

chappy56

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Cotoneaster was one of my first attemts at bonsai.
I've killed more of them than any other variety I've tried.
I hope to return to them someday after I'm a little more horticulturally adept.
I had the best luck at with "Cooperi" but lost them as well. Below is a link to a fine article from Brent Watson at Evergreen Gardenworks.

http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/cotonbon.htm

Tell me about your avatar. I've bought stuff from c28 in the past myself.
 

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I spend much time on Brent's site. He has great info and great plants. In fact I just ordered some Cooperi from him.


Nice catch on my avatar! C28 is a great company. They do some very good work on top of running a business that my sons and I shop at a great deal.
 

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I have three "cranberry" cotoneaster that I am training in one gallon pots. I like that they are cheap, small, and have flowers and fruit. I had a very nice shohin cotonester that met its demise at the hands (paws) of my dog, will post a pic later.
 

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I have three "cranberry" cotoneaster that I am training in one gallon pots. I like that they are cheap, small, and have flowers and fruit. I had a very nice shohin cotonester that met its demise at the hands (paws) of my dog, will post a pic later.
Just bought a cranberry cottoneaster on sale at a local nursery decent, but small trunk. But trunk has nice movement. And the leaves are tiny and looks like the internodes are pretty dense. I think it will make a great shohin! It's all bushy now but, but i'm going to do some preliminary pruning to get a better look at it.... will post before and after pics soon...
 
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