Cotoneaster 'Hybridus Pendulus'

12 lt pot (1.4-1.5m) £89.99
available to order from late autumn
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Cotoneaster 'Hybridus Pendulus' standard cotoneaster: Forms a lovely weeping tree

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pretty, small white flowers in June followed by showy, bright red autumn berries. This upright evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub forms a lovely tree with weeping branches when grown as a standard as it is here. Like most cotoneasters, it can tolerate a wide range of conditions including dry soil.

  • Garden care: In late spring or early summer after flowering lightly cut back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. In autumn trim back lightly any branches that obscure the display of fruit.

Delivery options

  • Standard
Delivery information

Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Share by email


0.0 0


Will this standard cotoneaster be okay planted into the garden or will it lose it's shape and become an ordinary bush?


Hello, This plant has been top-grafted onto a clear stem, so (provided it is kept free of shoots emerging from the rootstock) it should always maintain its shape.


I live on a first floor balcony 30ft long 8ft at its widest. Love this tree could I grow it in a large pot? Need to bring birds up here.


Hello there Yes as long as it is planted up into a good sized pot, something like a 50-60cm diameter pot in a John Innes no 3 compost, and it is kept well watered and fed.

My standard cotoneaster tree was planted 10 yrs ago looks like it is dying. Normally this time of year its starting to produce flowers and looking a lot healthier. Help!


Hello, It is difficult to know why this might be happening without a bit more information. Has there been any changes to its surroundings, or are there any signs of pests and diseases? Perhaps you could have a look for these and then send us some photos so we can have a look.

Can you please tell me how tall are these plants when supplied?


Hello, These plants are currently around 1.5 - 1.8m tall.


Hi I bought this from you a few years ago, this year I have noticed two shoots from the base, the leaves on these shoots are a lot larger than those on the main tree - Are these suckers which should be removed? If they are suckers does this mean the tree may be under stress or is this natural? Thank you for your time.


Hello, These plants are top grafted (ie the top part of the plant is grafted to the top of the stem), so anything coming from the base should be removed as soon as it appears. It is not unusual for this to happen, but if you do not remove them as they appear, they will take over.


Just moved house and we we have a small wildlife pond underneath a cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus. The berries keep falling into the pond - will they poison the wildlife, or am I okay to try and scoop out as many as I can each year? Worst case scenario, do I need to chop down the tree? Also, could I put fish into the pond, or is that a huge no-no?


Hello there The berries are not poisonous to wildlife, in fact the birds love them but I don't know whether they are poisonous to fish. I would recommend that you speak to an aquatic specialist before you stock your pond with fish. Hope this helps

can cotoneaster hybridus pendulus be grown permanently in a pot


Hello there Yes, you could grow this is a container, although it might not reach it's full size. I would plant it in a really big pot, in John Innes No3, but it will need to fed and watered regularly. Hope this helps

Specimen plant/tree for centre of lawn Hello, I'm planning on having a specimen plant/tree to go into the centre of the lawn in our garden, but I'm unsure of what the best choice would be. The area isn't very large so ideally I'm looking for something that will not grow very big, no more than 5 feet in height would be ideal. I really like Cherry trees and Magnolias, but I'm unsure if there are any varieties that would be suitable. I would like it to flower, but I don't mind if it is deciduous or evergreen. Also, the position would be in full sun. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, Many thanks, Kindest regards, Nick

Gleaming Gem

Hello Nick, I suspect these might be too big (5' is really extremely small for a tree), but there are a couple of very compact plants that may be suitable. Here are some of the best. Prunus mume Ben-chidori Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura Magnolia stellata Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulous I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Evergreen trees for screening please Hello I hope you can help me. A client of mine wants to order 2 evergreen trees. They want them at the bottom of their garden for screening the house behind them. Thanks and regards


Hello There. There are really very few evergreen trees here in the UK, but the following link will take you to the ones we sell. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor


Suggestions for planting low maintenance border please Hello, I recently had my garden extended by a piece of land measuring 34 metres by 14 metres, and my son purchased 23 Phormiums from you in last August on my behalf. I was delighted with the service I received, and the plants appear to be thriving well especially considering the dreadful weather we have suffered this winter. We also bought Rootgrow from you to assist with their development ,and also for use when we moved mature Acers and other shrubs. I still need more shrubs or other types of plants and would appreciate some advice as to what to use. Along one of the 14 metre lengths there is a "hedge" of bamboo plants, and adjacent to these on the return (long) length there is a small rise of earth, tapering down to ground level, with a specimen black bamboo at the end of the mound. There is also a mature acer, which we had to move, situated at the edge of the dividing path (between the lawn) on the field side of the garden. Would it be possible for you to suggest the names of suitable plants which I could purchase from you and which would compliment the existing ones. I am in my eighties and therefore need a very low maintenance garden. I would also like to introduce a little colour if possible. My garden is very exposed and is on quite a windy site. I look forward to your reply.

Marian Burgess

Hello there, There are many plants that might tempt you - here are some of my favourites:- Fatsia japonica Rodgersia Heuchera Hydrangea paniculata Aucuba japonica Rosa rugosa Alba Cotoneaster Buddleja I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

How to create a wildlife-friendly garden

Wildlife-friendly gardens are not only more interesting as you can watch all the comings and goings, but they are often more productive as many creatures will help increase pollination. Garden ponds act as a magnet to dragonflies and damsel flies, along w

Read full article


Deer eat a wide range of plants and usually visit the garden between dusk and dawn. Sometimes the deer have a particular taste for flowers and will eat tulip blooms, but usually it is whole shoots that are lost. Tree trunks and branches may also be damage

Read full article

Autumn Colour

Perhaps it is because the colours of autumn are so variable in the UK that we value them all the more when they appear. As levels of sunlight fall in autumn and the days become shorter, photosynthesis is no longer effective. For the tree, leaves tha

Read full article

Small trees with red fruit

Red-fruit, seen against an opalescent winter sky, is always stunning and the hybrid crab apple Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' cannot be beaten for winter spectacle. It will scatter small red crab apples on the green grass in autumn and perforate the sno

Read full article

The autumn lipstick reds and pinks

Come autumn the flowers may be fading away, eclipsed by shorter and cooler days, but there’s still plenty of foliage whether on the ground, or held aloft against a sinking sun. Touches of lipstick-red, sombre-burgundy, orange-peel and mustard-seed glow in

Read full article

Plants birds love in the winter garden

As frost descends and the leaves gather on the lawn, the most important colour is red because it glows against the backdrop of fading stems in muddy shades of khaki, grey and brown. Red’s the colour that fixes the rest of the palette and luckily red berri

Read full article