Cotoneaster acutifoliusItem #2830 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Useful natural hedge or screen with reddish flowers followed by interesting, long-lasting black fruit. Brilliant orange-red fall foliage. Thrives in poor soil, needs little maintenance. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wider.Key Feature:Hedge PlantBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-ku-ti-FO-li-usPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 3Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wider.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:RedDesign 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.
- 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.