• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
  • 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:Summer
    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
    Thrives in average to poor, well-drained soils. Space 4 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover; mulch to control weeds until plants fill in. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought in cooler climates. Fertilize in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • 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.