Cranberry Cotoneaster

General Information

The Cranberry Cotoneaster grows in a dense, mounded form.  Its branches are recurving and covered with small, dark green rounded leaves. Pinkish-white blooms appear in spring. Abundant, large, bright red berries follow the flowers.   The bright red berries resemble cranberries and generally persist through winter.  Fall foliage is bronze red.  The branches of the Cranberry Cotoneaster will take root where they touch the ground.   Can be planted on slopes or hillsides to help prevent erosion. Excellent for foundation plantings.  Can be used as a ground cover for large areas. Use as a low informal hedge.

Additional Information

Cotoneaster apiculata grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 2 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 6 feet. Plant in zones 5 to 7. Tolerates some air pollution. Does NOT do well in hot, humid climates. Rabbit resistant. Attracts birds. Deer resistant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant Cranberry Cotoneaster in average to moist, well drained soil. Will tolerate a variety of soil types. No serious insect or disease problems. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. 

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Mature Width 3 to 6 Feet
Mature Height 2 to 3 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 5 to 7

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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