Scientific Name: Cotoneaster horizontalis
Common Name: rockspray cotoneaster
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Erosion control, Espalier, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Orbicular, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Red, May-Jun
Fruit: Pome, Orange, Red, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Locally evergreen in mild winters; layered habit with flattened, fishbone branching pattern; leaves alternate, most blades broadly elliptic-obovate, 8-11mm long x 6-8mm wide, purple-red in fall, petiole 2-3mm long; pomes bright red, 6-8mm wide. Winter ID: persistent fruit; lower leaves may still be attached or on ground.