The red fruit of Cotoneaster cornubia
The red fruit of Cotoneaster cornubia
Cotoneaster cornubia in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Cotoneaster cornubia starting to show autumn colour on the Barcham Trees nursery
A scaled, Medium sized specimen of Cotoneaster cornubia
Medium Cotoneaster from this batch

Cotoneaster Cornubia


Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Cotoneaster cornubia is a highly acclaimed, small, versatile tree which is useful for screening.

This pretty small tree can also be found in many gardens growing as a shrub, however we grow this tree as a proper tree with a 1.8m clear stem and rounded crown. The leaves are small and light green, with a slightly silvery underside. In the autumn time it becomes festooned with a large abundance of bright red berries.

Cotoneaster cornubia is particularly useful for stilted hedging and screening, as it is considered to be semi-evergreen, although not quite to the extent of our favourite for stilted screening Ligustrum japonicum. It tends to lose leaves, becoming thinner in the crown as the wnter develops.

This versatile tree was raised in the famous Exbury Gardens in the early 1930's and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and 1933, as well as the First Class Certificate in 1936. It is sometimes categorized under Cotoneaster x watereri and elsewhere said to be a cultivar of C. frigidus, we list it as Cornubia.

Cotoneaster cornubia is a tough tree and will tolerate most soil conditions. It is a welcome addition to any planting scheme which aims to achieve some autumn and winter interest with higher level screening.

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.