Cotoneaster apiculatusItem #2850 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
Superb low hedge or groundcover formed by spreading branches that display an interesting herringbone pattern. Small, pink flowers in spring are followed by large, beautiful red berries that brighten the winter landscape. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-pik-u-LA-tusDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasAn excellent background planting as an informal hedge, high groundcover or single specimen. Adds interest to the winter landscape with its large red berries and spreading branches. A great addition to a wildlife garden.Companion PlantsPlants that offer gold and yellow foliage in fall like Barberry, Spiraea and Juniper contrast well with the fiery-red berries and foliage of this plant. Summer and fall bloomers like Damiantia, Black-eyed Susan and Daylily extend the interest from bloom to berry.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Cotoneaster is a genus of woody shrubs native to Asia, Europe and North Africa. The apiculatus species is native to the mountainous Western region of China. Cotoneaster is derived from an old Latin name meaning 'resembling quince'.