Cotoneaster acutifolia/Peking Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster acutifolia / Cotoneaster acutifolia
An upright growing shrub with dark green leaves
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An upright growing shrub with dark green leaves

Fruit and foliage in early fall

Fruit in early September in Alaska

Fruit shaped like small apples

Fruit and foliage in early September

Fruit ripening in laate August

Fruit attractive but only eaten by few bird species

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Scientific Name: Cotoneaster acutifolia
Common Name: Peking Cotoneaster
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Grows slowly for first two year or so after planting but then is a vigorous preformer. It produces lots fo seed and may become an invasive species. Not a favorite food source from many birds, but does provide cover for them. An erect, upright grower that amy be used in hedges or in groupings.