Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required
Looking for a hardy hedging plant that can handle colder weather? Look no further than Cotoneaster acutifolius var. lucidus, also known as Hedge Cotoneaster or Shiny Cotoneaster. This deciduous medium-sized shrub can reach heights and breadths of 6' to 10' and is native to northern Asia. Its shiny dark green leaves turn yellow and red in the fall, and it produces small pink flowers in early June. This plant is also very tolerant when established, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance hedge. Plus, it grows well in well-drained, loose soil and can handle persistent winds due to its sparse root system. So, add some beauty and functionality to your landscaping with Cotoneaster acutifolius var. lucidus!