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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus/Gray Leaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus / Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Silvery-gray foliage
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Silvery-gray foliage

Small white flowers

Red berries in fall and winter

White flowers in late spring or summer

Silvery-gray foliage a major feature of this cotoneaster

Cotoneaster makes an excellent ground covering shrub in the Upper South

Ground cover on a slope

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Scientific Name: Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Common Name: Gray Leaf Cotoneaster
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Can grow in alkaline soil and tolerate seaside conditions. Adapted to hot, dry climates and grows well except under the very brightest and hottest sunlight. Excellent for ground cover plantings.