Cotoneaster, Bearberry Cotoneaster, Swedish Cotoneaster 'Coral Beauty'

Cotoneaster x suecicus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotoneaster (kot-on-ee-ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: x suecicus
Cultivar: Coral Beauty
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pink Beauty, Royal Beauty)



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Fort Collins, Colorado

Royston, Georgia

Wayland, Massachusetts

Traverse City, Michigan

Columbus, Ohio

Strongsville, Ohio

Stewart, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

This is an excellent plant for controlling erosion on a bank. My son's house, in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, is on a lot with a steep slope, and the driveway has a very steep bank to the right as you drive down. The neighbors' house above this bank also has two roof gutters that cascade water down this slope in wet weather, creating a large erosion problem in the heavy Georgia red clay.

I found three of this variety of cotoneaster on sale at K-Mart one Autumn for $2.50 each. I had never heard of this plant, but the tag said it was good on banks, so we planted them 10 feet apart, as the tag suggested. Within three years these fast growing plants had intermingled and completely covered this slope, and recently my son's house received 7 inches of rain within four hours, a... read more


On Aug 22, 2003, awatson from Wayland, MA wrote:

Beware of voles girdling the trunks. Although the plant will recover by sending up new shoots quickly, they can reduce the plant to 10% of its size.


On Jun 17, 2003, Pete37 from Colora, MD wrote:

Prostate shrub that spreads rapidly with glossy evergreen foliage. Whitish-pink flowers in spring are followed by coral-pink berries. Ideal for rock gardens and/or as a spreading groundcover along borders, banks and slopes.

Easy to grow plant thrives in ordinary, well-drained soil. For best results, remove dead and damaged growth in mid spring. Drought tolerant