Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wider.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-ku-ti-FO-li-us
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 3
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasValuable hedge material for difficult soils. . Can be used as an informal barrier or sheared. A super tall screen used for privacy, division or as a background for more colorful plants. Ideal for dividing front yard from back or blocking unsightly neighbor views. Resilient boundary marker; use to cover swimming pool or tennis court fence.
    Companion PlantsUse a dense evergreen as a companion such as Dwarf Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana') or the large Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana). Underplant with interesting perennials like Variegated Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea 'Variegata') or Francee Plantain Lily (Hosta x 'Francee') on the shadier side.
  • 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: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Cotoneasters are classified into the immense Rose family, Rosaceae. It is a genus named by Fredrich Medicus, a noted authority on North American flora and director of the botanic garden at Manheim, Germany. He named it from the Latin for quince-like to describe the leaves of some species. All 50 species are native to the temperate regions of the Old World. This species is native to northern China and was well known in Peking when westerners arrived.