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Cotoneaster horizontalis/Rockspray Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis / Cotoneaster horizontalis
In colder growing areas if loss in winter occurs
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In colder growing areas if loss in winter occurs

Red berries in late fall and winter

Fishbone branching pattern with abundance of red berries

As a cover on an enbankment

Fruit and foliage

Used as an edging

Trailing down side of low wall

Used as a ground cover

Trailing over a large boulder

Clinging to a rocky cliff

Trailing down the side of a raised garden bed

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Scientific Name: Cotoneaster horizontalis
Common Name: Rockspray Cotoneaster
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
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: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Ground covers
Plants for Autumn Color
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Semi-evergreen in upper part of its growing range. Used as a ground cover and in mass plantings. Has red fall color. Produce stiff, recurving branches. Excellent ground cover but not very competitive against weeds. Young plants tend to be unattractive until they become well established and begin to grow and develop the distinctive cotoneaster form.