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European Cotoneaster*

Cotoneaster integerrimus

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European Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster integerrimus) at Alsip Home and Nursery

European Cotoneaster fruit

European Cotoneaster fruit

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European Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster integerrimus) at Alsip Home and Nursery

European Cotoneaster

European Cotoneaster

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

European Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster integerrimus) at Alsip Home and Nursery

European Cotoneaster fruit

European Cotoneaster fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A large spreading shrub valued primarily for its showy cherry red fruit in fall and into early winter; white flowers in spring, a somewhat loosely arching habit of growth; can be grown in masses or as a solitary with adequate room

Ornamental Features

European Cotoneaster has clusters of pink flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces red berries from late summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

European Cotoneaster is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

European Cotoneaster is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

European Cotoneaster will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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