Scientific Name: Cotoneaster franchetii
Common Name: Franchet cotoneaster, gray cotoneaster
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Wildlife food, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, Pink, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Pome, Orange, Red, Dark-red, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Upright arching evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate, gray/green above and silver and pubescent below, 2-3.5cm long; pomes oblong, orange-red, persist in winter, about 5mm long.