Scientific Name: Cotoneaster microphyllus
Common Name: littleleaf cotoneaster, small-leaf cotoneaster
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Pubescent, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Jun
Fruit: Pome, Red, Jan-Feb-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec
Key ID Features:
Spreading evergreen with thick branches; leaves dark green, elliptic to obovate, most <8mm long x 5mm wide; pomes bright red, about 8mm long.