Cotoneaster divaricatus

Spreading Cotoneaster
Spreading Cotoneaster
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

5-6′ x 6-8′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Feb

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

6

Cotoneaster divaricatus (Spreading Cotoneaster) is a cotoneaster growing as an upright rounded densely branched deciduous shrub. It matures to 5-6’ tall and spreads to 6-8’ wide. It is noted for its attractive form glossy green leaves dark-red autumn fruit and autumn foliage colors. The branches of Cotoneaster divaricatus extend to the ground with the outer branches arching slightly downward. It produces small white flowers with tinges of pink bloom in the spring. The flowers are valued more for their abundance than size. The flowers are then followed by bright red fruits that mature in the fall and carry to the onset of winter. Ovate dark green leaves turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall.

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