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Milkflower Cotoneaster or Parney Cotoneaster –
Cotoneaster lacteus (latin)

Area of origin: China.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2m, width up to 2m (6.6').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Full sun

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Milkflower Cotoneaster - Parney Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster lacteus
Characteristics and Uses:
White flowers in June and July. The young branches become white and then yellow. The older wood is red. The leaves are dark green leaves on top and white then yellow underneath. The red fruits in October are very numerous. Often planted alone or within a mixed hedge.
List of Cotoneaster:
Cotoneaster Franchetii, white blossom in June, beautiful deep orange berries in September and October.
Rockspray Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis), excellent ground covering plant, abundant bright red berries, deciduous foliage, turning orangey red in the autumn.

The Cotoneaster lacteus goes beautifully with :
Abelia grandiflora, beautiful pale pink - white blossom throughout summer.
Beauty Bush 'Pink Cloud' (Kolwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud), abundant pale pink blossom in June - July, red foliage in the autumn.
Border Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia), early golden yellow blossom.
Buddleia (Buddleia Davidii) 'Nanho purple', abundant and scented blossom throughout summer, highly attractive to butterflies.
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), beautiful white blossom throughout spring and summer, followed by extremely decorative red berries.
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), white blossom from November through to April, followed by bluish - black berries.
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium), blossom of lemony yellow clusters in January.
Smoke Bush (Cotinus coggygria), feathery inflorescences in summer, red foliage in the autumn.
Variegated Pink Weigelia (Weigelia florida 'Variegata'), abundant blossom of pink bell shaped flowers throughout summer.
Virginal Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Virginal'), abundant white blossom in summer.
Weigelia 'Bristol Ruby', abundant blossom from May through to September, ruby red bell shaped flowers.

The Cotoneaster lacteus is used in the following flowering hedges :
Flowering Hedge 'Emma'
Flowering Hedge 'Julie'
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