The Cotoneaster ‘Royal Beauty (Coral Beauty)’, Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’, is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage, and showy dark red berries that provide color in the fall and winter.’Royal Beauty’ is an excellent ground cover, and the long prostrate branches form a 3-6 foot spread with a 24-30 inch height. Thriving in full sun, this cotoneaster has a wide tolerance of soil types and moisture levels.The small white flowers that appear in late May are showy when the shrub is planted en masse. This ‘Royal Beauty’ shrub can be used as groundcover, bank cover, in mass plantings or even espaliered as an accent.Zones 6-8* Low Growing Evergreen!.
The Cotoneaster ‘Northern Borders’, Cotoneaster horizontalis ‘Variegatus’, is a slow growing, semi-evergreen groundcover with green leaves edged in white.It provides four seasons of interest: in spring this cotoneaster has rosy buds that open to tiny white flowers along the cinnamon-colored twigs. Later, the plant is laden with shiny scarlet fruit (¼ inch) liberally sprinkled throughout. These berries add color throughout winter, and provide food for songbirds and wildlife.The lovely, orange-red fall color compliments the shiny red fruit outstanding blue-green foliage rimmed in white produces an overall silver effect in the landscape.During winter the ‘Northern Border’ loses its leaves, revealing the celebrated “fan” or “herringbone” branch pattern for which this species is known. Thriving in full sun, this cotoneaster has a wide tolerance of soil types and moisture levels.Zones 5-8.
Dense Foliage Makes This a Great HedgeSpreading Cotoneaster, ‘Cotoneaster divaricatus’, is a beautiful rounded ornamental shrub that is densely branched, making it great as a hedge or screen,Spring brings an abundance of pink flowers. They’re not very big but they will blanket your shrub, making an impressive display. The dark green, glossy foliage creates a striking contrast for the dark red berries that start to appear in the fall. In fact, this cotoneaster is valued as one of the best fruiting varieties.This medium-sized ornamental shrub matures at about 6′ tall by 7′ wide and has an upright columnar growth habit in youth, but quickly becoming horizontal and spreading with age.Spreading Cotoneaster prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soils, but is very adaptable and urban tolerant. It has few disease and pest problems. Its fall color is a nice mixture of green, yellow, orange, red, and burgundy, slowly becoming deciduous.For a unique ornamental shrub that has 3 season interest, you can’t go wrong with the Spreading Cotoneaster.* Tiny Pink Flowers in Spring* Red Foliage in Autumn* Columnar Growth Becomes Prostrate and Spreading.
Blizzard of Tiny White FlowersThe Many-Flowered Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster multiflorus, produces a blizzard of clusters of small white flowers in spring. It is one of the few cotoneasters useful for its flowers.The flowers mature into a bonanza of bright red berries in late autumn which attracts birds and wildlife.The small green leaves change to a brilliant yellow in autumn, giving the illusion of a blaze of yellow.This upright shrub matures to 10′-15′ but can be pruned to any size. It has a fountain-like weeping branch habit and prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate alkaline soil. The shrub can be used as a hedge, bank cover, in groupings, or planted in a mass.* Proliferation of White Flower Heads* Bright Red Berries Attracts Birds* Brilliant Yellow Foliage in Autumn.
Birds Love This HedgeHedge Cotoneaster, ‘Cotoneaster lucidus’, is an upright shrub that withstands pruning well. It makes an excellent hedge because of its height and clean, glossy foliage. It will mature to 8′-10′ high with a spread of 4′-5′. It can be pruned to any size and shape.The dark green foliage turns yellow to red in the fall. The small pink flowers in spring attract butterflies. The flowers are followed by red berry which matures to a blue black in late summer. The birds love them.It likes full sun and prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but it can tolerate dryness;. It is wind toleran. It also tolerates alkaline soil and is somewhat tolerant of salt. Hedge Contoneaster’s excellent dense screen is good for hedges, bank covers, groupings, and wildlife habitat or shelterbelt filler. * Large Green Shrub* White Flowers Followed by Black Berries* Attracts Wildlife.
Year Round Appeal on a Versatile Shrub Cranberry Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster apiculatus, is a deciduous shrub with year round ornamental features. Plant one as a foundation plant in your yard, or several for decorative erosion control on a slope or hill in your landscape. Your Cranberry Cotoneaster shrub has a lot to offer with year round features that prove it has something for every season. Late spring brings petite, pink-hued flowers that seem to dance amid the branches and slowly transition to cranberry-like berries for late summer. The small, scarlet jewels will persist amid the branches well into winter to the delight of your feathered friends. Cranberry Cotoneaster’s ovate leaves remain a glossy green throughout summer, then put on a show in autumn with shades of bronze, purple and red. Cranberry Cotoneaster will grow up to 3 feet tall with a 6-foot spread. It has an upright, mounded nature and arching habit. In fact, the branches sometimes arch so far as to touch the ground and take root. Cranberry Cotoneaster shrubs is adaptable to a variety of conditions, hardy and generally easy to care for. If you’re looking for something that has particular winter interest, but is also lovely year round, then look no further. Cranberry Cotoneaster’s unique form and bright, red berries will make it a standout in your winter landscape. Its arching form, spring flowers and colorful foliage make it ideal for your yard spring through fall. Whatever the season, you can’t go wrong with this colorful and versatile shrub! * Year round interest * Adaptable to a variety of conditions * Great for erosion control * Rabbit tolerant * Urban tolerant.
Cute Crimson CreeperThe Tom Thumb Creeping Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster adpressus ‘Tom Thumb’, is an interesting, very dwarf, very dense and compact ground cover-type shrub.It matures to about 1′-2′ high and can spread to 4′-6′.It has a unique appeal because of its very shiny, small leaves that turn a brilliant red-crimson in the autumn. ‘Tom Thumb’ rarely produces flowers and fruit, but when it occurs, the blooms are small, pinkish-white. Then the very small, ¼”, red fruit follow in autumn.This cotoneaster spreads by rooting where the branches touch the soil. Its branches are opposite along the stem so creates a herringbone effect or pattern.’Tom Thumb’ is a true dwarf, not only in that it remains very close to the ground, but even the leaves are smaller than the species.This low-maintenance miniature woody shrub prefers drier soil and full to part sun. It is a very charming plant and it is deer resistant.Zones 4-7. *Compact Low Spreading Growth*Small Shiny Leaves*Crimson Foliage in Autumn .
This Natural Hedge Thrives in Poor Soil!The Cotoneaster Peking, Cotoneaster acutifolius, is an erect shrub with slender spreading branches. It will mature to 5′-7′ with a 4′-5′ width and can be pruned to any size. The Peking Cotoneaster is best used as a hedge, or in groupings.Cotoneaster may be appreciated more for its dark green foliage than its blossoms. The small flowers are white to pinkish. Three-eighths inch black berries ripen in September and persist through mid-winter. They are appreciated by song birds such as the Robin, Cardinal, Blue Jay, and Catbird.This shrub displays yellow to red fall foliage and performs best in moist, well-drained soils. This shrub does well in partial shade to full sun light.Use this plant in the landscape for hedges, screens, and groupings. Too keep this plant neat you may want to prune in the winter.* Small Pinkish Flowers in Spring* Black Berries Feed Birds Through Winter* Red to Yellow Fall Foliage.