Autumn Inferno Cotoneaster #5

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Botanical Name: Cotoneaster 'Bronfire'

Cultivar: Bronfire

Brand: First Editions

Attractive glossy green leaves turn fiery red in fall, has great form, with dense, tightly held branches, pretty pink flowers in spring followed by striking red fruits that persist into late fall, great as a pruned hedge, or as a natural accent shrub

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Broadleaf Evergreen Shrub, Evergreen Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade

Plant Height
6 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
5 Feet


Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Noteworthy Texture

Interesting Fall Color

Noteworthy Foliage

Attracts Birds

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4b
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodPrune After Flowering


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Fall ColorOrange
Plant FormArching


Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorPink
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryCotoneaster
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Massing, Screening, Garden


Planting & Growing

Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Autumn Inferno®: Cotoneaster is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent scarlet berries from late summer to late fall. It has attractive dark green evergreen foliage. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet, yellow and orange in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It features tiny clusters of shell pink flowers along the branches in late spring.