Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Family: Rosaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 10 feet
Spread 3 to 10 feet
Habit Low growing, bushy, upright
Foliage Evergreen to deciduous
Growth rate Slow to moderate
Interests Flowers, fruit, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, white
Flower season Mid spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features
Wildlife
Texture Fine

Cotoneasters are a widely variable group of shrubs which an be either deciduous or evergreen. They usually bear white flowers in spring which are followed by red berries. Some make excellent groundcover. Foliage is usually small and dark green.

Cotoneasters are hardy up to zones between 5 and 8 depending on variety. They will grow in any well drained soil and will grow anywhere from full sun to heavy shade.

 

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