• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-pik-u-LA-tus
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Design 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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'.