Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster apiculatus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotoneaster (kot-on-ee-ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: apiculatus (uh-pik-yoo-LAY-tus) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Chicago, Illinois

Effingham, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Woodstock, Illinois

Kennebunkport, Maine

Lexington, Massachusetts

Beacon, New York

, Newfoundland and Labrador

Conneaut, Ohio

Hilliard, Ohio

Greenville, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 9, 2015, CHLOE777 from Greenville, SC wrote:

i PURCHASED 2 CRANBERRY COTTON EASTER PLANTS
3 YEARS AGO AND NOW FIND THEY WERE GRAFTED ON ALTHEA OR ROSE OF SHARON BUSHES.
THE ALTHEAS ARE ABOUT 6 FEET TAL NOW AND THE COTTON EASTERS ARE STRUGGLING BUT STILL GROWING.
ANY COMMENTS.?

Neutral

On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Cranberry cotoneaster is a dense, broad-upright, somewhat mounding deciduous shrub with stiffly arching branches. Typically grows to 3' tall with a spread to 6'. Small pinkish flowers in late spring give way to red (cranberry-like) berries (pomes) which mature in late summer and persist into winter. Rounded-ovate glossy green leaves (to 3/4" long) turn attractive shades of purple, red and bronze in autumn.