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Cotoneaster salicifolius

Common Name(s):
Willowleaf cotoneaster
Cultivar(s):
'Scarlet Leader', 'Gnom', 'Autumn Fire', 'Emerald Carp'
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Drought tolerant

Seasons of Interest:

     Foliage: Winter  Fruit: Fall-Winter

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Notes: Malodorous smell

Seed: Nutlet 

 

Height:
15 in.
Hardiness:
6 to 9
Foliage:
Foliage becomes purplish red in winter
Flower:
2 in. cluster of fragrant white flowers; bright red fruit in fall persists into winter
Habit:
Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers fertile, light-textured soil with good drainage
Size:
18 in.-3 feet tall with a spread of 6 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Spreading
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
cpp, drought tolerant, play, playground, children’s garden, winter interest, fragrant flowers, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 262

Cotoneaster salicifolius Cotoneaster salicifolius
Autan, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cotoneaster salicifolius groundcover
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Cotoneaster salicifolius Cotoneaster salicifolius
Autan, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0