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Cotoneasters are some of the most versatile shrubs in the garden -- you can choose from compact, upright shrubs to groundcovers to big plants ideal for hedges. Most deliver bountiful red berries in autumn that persist into the winter. These fruits deliver cheer in a winter-drab landscape and attract birds for more winter interest.

Most cotoneasters do best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Some tolerate drought well; others do fine even in shade.





3 to 8 feet


5-15 feet wide

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Creeping cotoneaster
Creeping cotoneaster
Cotoneaster adpressus features large, showy fruit and a mounding habit, making it a favorite of gardeners. It grows 1 foot tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 4-6
Cranberry cotoneaster
Cranberry cotoneaster
Cotoneaster apiculatus forms shrubby, 3-foot-tall mounds of dense, dark green foliage, with long-lasting red berries in fall and winter. Zones 4-7
Rockspray cotoneaster
Rockspray cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis offers a straight-as-an-arrow branch pattern, pink flowers, and purplish fall color. It grows 3 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 5-7
Cotoneaster procumbens
Cotoneaster procumbens
Cotoneaster procumbens spreads to 6 feet wide but only 4 inches tall. The dark green foliage shows tinges of purple when young. It has white flowers in summer. Zones 6-8

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