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Cultural Details for Cotoneaster apiculatus

Common Name:
Cranberry Cotoneaster

Growth Rate:
Slow. Can be accelerated in youth with optimum water and fertilizer.

Average Mature Height:
3'

Average Mature Width:
3-6'

Flower Details:
Perfect, pinkish late May-June, small attractive.

Fruit Details:
Pome, 0.25-0.33" rounded cranberry red August- September

Fall Color:
Bronzy-red to purplish tones lasting into late November.

Bark Details:
Stems reddish purple, older stems gray-brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Mites, hawthorn lacebug and fireblight.

Native Habitat:
Western China, introduced in 1910. Zones 4-7

Other Features:
Effective as a bank cover, foundation plant, near wall where branches can hang over. Beautiful summer foliage. Probably over used in the Midwest.

Culture and Care:
Transplant from container, prefers moist well drained soil, but will grow in most conditions including heavy clay.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 84, Bed 165

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu