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Cotoneaster horizontalis

Common Name(s):
Rockspray cotoneaster
Categories:
Groundcover, Shrubs
Comment:

Handsome foliage and fruits; used in rock gardens; space 6-8 feet apart; drought tolerant; can be espaliered; flowers attract bees

Height:
2-3 ft.
Hardiness:
5 to 8
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, roundish, glossy, dark green leaves with bristle-tipped ends; 0.5-1.3 in. long; bright red to reddish purple fall color that holds into mid-winter; branches in stiff, symmetrical herringbone patterns
Flower:
Small, pink, single or paired flowers in early summer on new growth; 0.2 in. bright red pome late summer to fall
Zones:
4 to 7
Habit:
Semi-evergreen to deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of site conditions
Size:
Height of 2-3 ft.
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Flat, dense shrub; stiff, horizontal-spreading branches in tiers; low, dense form
Width:
5-8 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Tags:
evergreen, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 261

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Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0