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Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Late Cotoneaster

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A Cotoneaster lacteus hedge has so much to offer, from white flowers in summer, red berries through to winter and dark evergreen foliage with a furry, white underneath. Late Cotoneaster Hedging looks great when pruned into a neat form with weeping stems or left more informal when reaching over walls and fences.

  • Best Features: Dark-green evergreen foliage, white flowers, red berries
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-2m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, normal soil, sheltered or exposed, coastal or inland
  • Also Consider: Instead of Cotoneaster lacteus, take a look at our Red Firethorn (Pyracantha 'Red Column') hedging for another evergreen with red berries

Please note that in compliance with DEFRA, we are unable to deliver this species outside of the UK Mainland.

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Late Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus) description

Your Cotoneaster lacteus hedge will welcome wildlife to your garden, as bees, butterflies and birds love the bright red winter berries and clusters of pretty flowers. Late Cotoneaster Hedges will grow well in full sun to partial shade and prefer a normal, well-drained soil.

Common uses for Cotoneaster lacteus hedges

Late Cotoneaster is ideal for neat formal hedging or more relaxed borders.

Combine Late Cotoneaster with

You can plant a Cotoneaster lacteus hedge alone but Late Cotoneaster looks great combined with other hedging shrub varieties.

Growth rate of Late Cotoneaster hedging

Cotoneaster lacteus is of average growing speed and should achieve 20-40cm per year. Late Cotoneaster is ideal for heights between 1-2m.

Care advice for Cotoneaster lacteus

Cotoneaster lacteus pruning is not complicated. Cotoneaster lacteus simply requires a light trim once a year, around February. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density for Cotoneaster lacteus hedging

For information on planting density specific to Cotoneaster lacteus, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Late Cotoneaster is available to purchase year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown plants.

On the whole, our Late Cotoneaster hedging plants are UK grown under the experienced supervision of our hard-working nursery staff. On the rare occasion that we source Cotoneaster lacteus hedges from outside of the UK we go to every length to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to make sure that your Cotoneaster lacteus plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, all whilst keeping our prices low. Rest assured, you can buy Late Cotoneaster hedging online with total confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 46 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 46 reviews for Cotoneaster lacteus hedge.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
January 27, 2021 | Anonymous
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December 17, 2020 | heather Baker
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October 18, 2020 | Anonymous
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Good plant in great condition and happy to be left in the pot while planting location prepared

August 14, 2020 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Very healthy plants , well grown ,appear to be lots of roots when planting so should grow well .

February 7, 2020 | Susan Spivey
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As Above

September 11, 2019 | Anonymous
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August 24, 2019 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Plants arrived really safely packaged & in excellent condition, healthy & growing well, would recommend.

November 24, 2018 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Healthy large plants will soon bulk up to make a hedge

September 19, 2018 | Anonymous
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July 19, 2018 | Jackie Matthews
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February 13, 2017 | Anonymous
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October 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Excessively pot bound

October 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

This is our second order and the first were extremely good but the latest delivery where even better. We are very satisfied with the service from the order to delivery was exactly what the company promises Best4hedging is a model of operating a business that many other companies would benefit from adopting. We would not hesitate to order again in the future.

September 15, 2016 | Anonymous
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August 20, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Arrived well packaged with no damage.

August 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Good strong plants as described - boxed - safe/superb delivery

June 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

Plants somewhat pot-bound (also applied to previous order of euonymous)

May 18, 2016 | Anonymous
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April 29, 2016 | Anonymous
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April 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Cotoneaster lacteus hedge

As Above

Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

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Pot Grown
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Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 7 to 10 days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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