Cotoneaster horizontalis

Rockspray Cotoneaster
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 10-12′


Full to partial sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Pink, White

Bloom Time


Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Ground Cover, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

A3, 2B-11, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Fast-growing deciduous shrub with a spreading growth-habit to 2-3’ tall x 10-12’ wide. This low-growing species features arching, herringbone-like branches of densely-set, tiny, dark-green leaves accented with small pinkish-white flowers that appear in spring. Flowers are followed by colorful bright-red berries that standout wonderfully against its deeply-colored foliage. These berries ripen fall into winter, and provide a good food source for various species of birds. Adding further appeal to this popular variety is the lovely orange and red foliage coloration that appears in the cool of fall. Well-suited for rock gardens, slopes or hillsides, or as a quick-covering groundcover for larger areas. Tolerates coastal conditions and a variety of different soil types (provided they’re well-drained) and requires little water once fully established. Thrives in a partial to full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-7B
Sunset Zone: A3, 2B-11, 14-24

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