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Cotoneaster ID? Now w/Photos

Posted by leafy02 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 15, 10 at 9:30

Ken pointed out photos would help. These two cotoneasters came from different shops but both were labeled Tom Thumb.

I'm wondering if the tall spiky ones are mislabeled and are really something else, or whether the difference in appearance is due to pruning and I could somehow prune them into being more dense and less spiky?

Rounder, denser plant:

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Spiky:

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RE: Cotoneaster ID? Now w/Photos

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 15, 10 at 12:10

Bottom one too far away to tell what it might be.


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RE: Cotoneaster ID? Now w/Photos

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 15, 10 at 15:21

Top might be a young C. divaricatus, leaf looks right anyway. Close up of the foliage and stem and any fruit would help...
hortster


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RE: Cotoneaster ID? Now w/Photos

  • Posted by leafy02 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 16, 10 at 9:04

Hortster, thank you. I think you are right. My kids keep draining my camera batteries dry, so I can't get a closeup right now, but I'm going to try to figure out a spot to use them in where I don't need them to be Tom Thumb.


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