• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    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'.