Family Rosaceae (Rose family)
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.
Leaves of Cotoneaster