Cotoneaster are deciduous or evergreen shrubs. They are excellent as a ground cover or just as a nice shrub in a border. They have small oval leaves, saucer - shaped flowers, followed by plenty of berries. An excellent choice for a wildlife garden. Very easy to maintain as they don't mind being trimmed and can take most positions in the garden.
If planting trees staking is often needed, but it should be no higher than 60cm (2ft) above the ground. Tree Staking Advice.