• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter hor-i-zon-TA-lis var-i-e-GA-tus
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasLovely white variegation on this valuable low growing shrub. Plant as a groundcover or where it can spread its herringbone branches up against the wall. Pruning damages its fine form. Red berries are a fine addition to the winter landscape.
    Companion PlantsPlant against a partial shade wall with big leaf foliage plants like Hosta and Heuchera. Use as a sunny groundcover with a background of taller perennials and shrubs that offset the berries like Penstemmon, Heavenly Bamboo, Smoke Tree, and Yucca.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced, once established. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.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
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Cotoneaster is a genus of woody shrubs native to Asia, Europe and North Africa. Horizontalis varieties are found in Western China and are commonly referred to as Rockspray or Wall Cotoneaster. Cotoneaster is derived from an old Latin name meaning 'resembling quince'. Valuable food source for birds.