Cranberry Cotoneaster #2

SKU: 15093 Category:

Botanical Name: Cotoneaster Apiculatus

Certainly one of the most popular medium sized groundcovers, a mounded spreading shrub with dense, tightly held branches, pretty pink flowers in spring along the branches, followed by striking red fruit in fall, a versatile plant for general landscape use

Plant Categories: Shrub, Ground Cover, Deciduous Shrub


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
3 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
5 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Noteworthy Texture

Interesting Fall Color

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Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4b
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodShould Not Need Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorRed
Plant FormArching

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorPink
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryCotoneaster
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Garden, Groundcover

Details

Planting & Growing

Cranberry Cotoneaster will grow to be about 3 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. It grows at a slow 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 species is not originally from North America.

Landscape Attributes

Cranberry Cotoneaster is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cranberry Cotoneaster is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Groundcover

Ornamental Features

Cranberry Cotoneaster is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from late summer to late fall. It features tiny clusters of pink flowers along the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The tiny glossy round leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.