A real Bonsai favorite, depending on the species either deciduous or evergreen. Originally from the northern temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Most species have small berries or small white flowers.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.


Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Cotoneaster

Position: Although depending on the exact species, most cotoneasters prefer full sun. Protect the tree during the winter once night temperatures drop below -5 Celsius (or 23F).

Watering: Slightly moist, water only when necessary but when watering do it properly.

Feeding: Fertilize the tree every two weeks with high nitrogen in spring, balanced feed in summer and low nitrogen in autumn.

Pruning: As Cotoneaster Bonsai like to sucker, suckers must be vigilantly removed to promote trunk growth.

Repotting: Yearly, in early spring. Remove up to 30% of the roots and never bare root it during repotting.

Propagation: Take cuttings in mid-summer.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.



Example of an Cotoneaster Bonsai tree

Cotoneaster Bonsai