does it spread?
The seeds of
Cotoneaster are spread by fruit-eating birds. They tolerate extreme
heat and cold, dryness, wind, salt spray and poor soils.
does it affect us?
will grow virtually anywhere a bird drops the seed, in any soil.
Thickets of Cotoneaster displace local native species and shade
the soil under the birds' favourite roosting places in particular.
does it seed?
has clusters of orange-red seeds in Autumn and into Winter.
rid of Cotoneaster
small plants can be pulled out by hand. Collect berries and dispose
of them in a bin, preferably an Otto bin, not compost. To prevent
regrowth ensure all roots are removed or treated. You don't need
council approval to remove Cotoneaster.
Cut and paint
larger plants with glyphosate.
to grow instead
Blueberry Ash (Elaeocarpus
reticulatus) to 8m
Lillypillies (Acmena smithii varieties)
Heath Banksia (Banksia
here was taken from information sheets published by Ku-ring-gai
Council and by the Lindeman Road Bushcare Group in the Blue Mountains.
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