How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Cotoneaster—Cotoneaster spp.*
Family Rosaceae (Rose family)

Plant identification

Cotoneaster take many forms. Some species are deciduous and others are semievergreen or evergreen. Plants may grow stiffly upright to 20 feet or as fountainlike arching branches. Some may even be groundcovers. Many have bright red to orange long-lasting berries.

*Some species are invasive weeds. Other types of plants may be better choices when planting.

Optimum conditions for growth

Cotoneaster plants are very adaptable to various climatic zones. They do best in areas with full sun. Little water is required once the plants are established. In hot summer areas, plants may require some irrigation.

Cotoneaster leaves
Leaves of Cotoneaster

Pests and disorders of Cotoneaster spp.



Environmental disorders



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