The Cranberry Cotoneaster is a unique and beautiful deciduous plant with many interesting attributes. Its branches cascade downward in an unusual herringbone pattern. The glossy green leaves turn different shades of purple, gold, and red in the fall, and its pink spring flowers give way to showy, large red berries. It grows low and spreads by when its branches touch the ground, making it a lovely groundcover, and can also be planted to form a low, rustic hedge.
This plant is well suited for hardiness zones 4-7. It prefers average, well-drained soil, and does not do well in very hot, humid climates. This moderate grower can reach a height of 3 feet and spread to 6 feet in width.
The unique and gorgeous Cranberry Cotoneaster is an exciting addition to any garden, including Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic, Native, and Wildlife styles.
- Visually stunning, the Cranberry Cotoneaster adds beautiful interest to landscaping all year-round.
- This plant works as an informal low hedge or high groundcover due to its spreading habit.
- In spring the plant blooms with small pink flowers which give way to large red berries.
- Its glossy leaves turn different shades of purple, red, and gold in the fall.
- The Cranberry Cotoneaster is attractive to birds and tolerates rabbits, pollution, and erosion.