University of Florida

Cotoneaster melanocarpa

Common name(s): Black Cotoneaster

Plant type: medium shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 2000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 72 degrees F
Time to rooting: 5-7 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: scarification and stratificati
Preferred temperature for germination: 55-77 degrees F
Comment: Optimum 55 degrees F for 15 hours, and 77 degrees F for 9 hours per day. Seeds can be planted in Fall.