Willow-leaf Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotoneaster (kot-on-ee-ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: salicifolius (sal-iss-ih-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Repens
Additional cultivar information:(aka Repandens)

Category:

Groundcovers

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Royston, Georgia

Winnetka, Illinois

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Issaquah, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 22, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

It is a pretty low shrub and semi-groundcover planted occassionally in se PA, more by designers than by homeowners, but most regular nurseries carry some. The mother species is a big shrub about 8 to 10 ft high and I've only seen one, that was planted in the colonial area of Philadelphia. I am not fond of this species myself; it is alright. This creeping cultivar needs room to spread. I'm posting a photo of a few planted in a narrow parkway that the woman homeowner, a passionate gardener, removed after a few years because they kept spreading over the sidewalk so much.

Positive

On May 13, 2012, MonicaG from Wallingford, PA wrote:

Great groundcover shrub. I have 5 planted in a row along the upper lip of a terraced retaining wall. The limbs have quickly intertwined (in 2 years time) to form a dense mat which effectively eliminates nearly all weeds. Multiseason interest.

Positive

On Jun 6, 2005, Magwar from Royston, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a wonderful ground cover, spreads quickly and blooms white in the spring. Propagation of this plant is downright simple. It reroots itself, once a limb lays on the ground, roots sprout out and take hold.

Grows fast so keep an eye out on it.