Cotoneaster apiculatusItem #2850 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
A 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:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-pik-u-LA-tusDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, 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 PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Juniper (Juniperus); Rose (Rosa); Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but does not do well in hot, humid climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - 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'.