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Cotoneaster horizontalis

Also called Rock Cotoneaster


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More About Cotoneaster horizontalis

  • Small, pink, fragrant flowers
  • Green berries produced in June, turn red in the fall and persist into the winter
  • Glossy, medium green, rounded leaves turn red in the fall
  • Leaves and branchlets have an almost perfect, symmetrical, herringbone pattern
  • Mounding, spreading habit
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Notable specimens can be found at the Holden Arboretum, Mentor, Ohio, United States.

Zone:

6

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Rockspray Cotoneaster Growing and Maintenance Tips

This plant is a non-aggressive, excellent, ground cover, re-rooting where the branches touch the soil. It can be used for a trailing effect over walls and stonework. The leaves shade the soil, preventing weed growth.


Cotoneaster horizontalis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'

Variegated Rockspray Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Cranberry Cotoneaster