Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Family: Rosaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 24 inches to 3 feet
Spread 5 to 6 feet
Habit Spreading, low growing
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
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 White
Flower season Late spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green, red
Fruit colour Red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Wildlife Birds
Texture Fine

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a popular evergreen shrub. It's stems grow in an attractive herringbone pattern and it looks especially good grown against a wall, it's natural form being as ground cover. It's leaves are small and dark green, turning red in autumn. White flowers are borne in spring and are followed by red berries which are popular with birds.

Cotoneaster horizontalis is hardy up to zone 5. It will grow in any well drained soil and will grow anywhere from full sun to heavy shade.


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