Cotoneaster melanocarpus

Black Cotoneaster, Dark Cotoneaster

In Stock: 0.614 lb (Total:0.614lb)
  • Cotoneaster melanocarpus

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0.6 lb


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0.61 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 1-2 hours and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: acid treatment should be tested on a small sample, before subjecting the entire seed lot 

Introducing the striking Cotoneaster melanocarpus, commonly known as Black Cotoneaster or Dark Cotoneaster. This deciduous shrub boasts dark green, glossy leaves that transform into a beautiful deep crimson in the fall, adding a pop of color to any garden. The real star of this plant, however, is the dark black berries that adorn its branches in late summer and fall. These berries are not only visually stunning but also an important food source for birds and other wildlife.

Growing up to 6 feet tall and wide, Black Cotoneaster is perfect for use as a hedge, in group plantings, or as a standalone feature in any garden. This hardy species is adaptable to a variety of soils and planting conditions, making it an ideal choice for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

Attracting wildlife, providing beautiful scenery, and being easy to care for make Black Cotoneaster a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. Get yours now and enjoy its beauty year-round. For more information, visit plants.usda.gov.

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