When and how much to water
Plants belonging to the Cotoneaster genus can be evergreen or deciduous. Irrigation is a very important aspect, especially for young specimens. In fact, after planting it is essential to always ensure a regular water supply. In spring and during the summer season the Cotoneaster plants fear temperature changes and sultry heat, for this reason it is recommended to administer the water with a certain frequency. The ideal is to water every time the upper part of the substrate is dry to the touch. Over time, adult plants of this genus become increasingly autonomous and do not require periodic autumn and winter watering. However, it is useful in long dry periods to water the Cotoneaster plants abundantly.
How to take care of it
The genus Cotoneaster includes several resistant and rustic species and varieties. These specimens require cultivation attention only during the first year of age and if they are kept in optimal conditions, they can grow and develop luxuriantly. They adapt to different types of soil, calcareous and clayey, but they prefer very well drained, soft and moderately fertile substrates. Cotoneaster plants do not like to be decanted frequently and it is advisable to choose a fairly large and capacious container compartment, if they cannot be grown on the flat ground. The best time to perform the operation is in the autumn, before the seasonal vegetative rest. Alternatively, it is possible to repot with the arrival of spring, preferably in March.