Scientific Name: Cotoneaster apiculatus
Common Name: cranberry cotoneaster
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Irregular, Mounded, Oval - horizontal, Weeping
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Screening, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Pubescent, Obovate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Pink, Jun
Fruit: Pome, Red, Jan-Feb-Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Upright with pendent or long spreading branches; leaves broadly ovate-obovate, apex with short point (apiculate), glossy, 5-13(-19)mm long, attractive fall colours; small pink flowers in late spring; pomes cranberry-like in summer and persist through the winter, about 6mm wide.