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Cotoneaster coriaceus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cotoneaster lacteus
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Description

Parney cotoneaster is an evergreen Chinese shrub with an erect loose spreading habit. At maturity will reach 6-10 feet tall and wide. It will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant once established.

In Spring clusters of small white flowers appear that become clusters of bright red berries in late summer to fall that persist into the winter. Birds and small mammals enjoy the berries.

It has escaped cultivation and become weedy in California.

Use as a hedge or privacy screen, on slopes or for winter interest.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#showy berries#drought tolerant#winter interest#erosion control#hedges#borders#pomes#fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#showy berries#drought tolerant#winter interest#erosion control#hedges#borders#pomes#fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cotoneaster
    Species:
    coriaceus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tibet to South Central China
    Wildlife Value:
    Berries are a food source; flowers attract pollinators
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Screening
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1/4 inch bright red fruits in clusters in late summer that persists into winter
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, white flowers in clusters up to 2.5 inches appear in late spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Oval leaves are up to 2 inches long and dark green with fuzzy white hairs on the undersides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Reddish-brown stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Poor Soil
    Salt