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Cotoneaster apiculata /Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculata  / Cotoneaster apiculata
Ground cover planting on a slope
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Ground cover planting on a slope

Characteristic fishbone-like branching pattern

Heavy fruiting can be a special autumn and winter feature

Small apple-like berries

Red berries

Dense mounding form

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Scientific Name: Cotoneaster apiculata
Common Name: Cotoneaster
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: This cotoneaster offers many features -- low spreading form, small textured foliage, flowers in spring and fruit in the fall. All cotoneasters favor a well drained soil and full sunlight and grow best in the upper South. Excellent selection for ground cover plantings.