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The Cotoneaster Rockspray, 'Cotoneaster horizontalis', is a deciduous shrub that is best grown in moist, loamy, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Good drainage is essential. The Rockspray is a tough and adaptable plant that can withstand considerable drought once established. The Rockspray is a prostrate horizontally spreading plant. The tiers of horizontal branches arrange themselves in a fishbone pattern. This plant produces small pink flowers in early summer and bright red berries in late summer and fall. Rockspray cotoneaster is a valuable landscape plant which offers good foliage, flowers and fruit, and provides shelter for small birds. They may be massed as a woody ground cover for sunny areas and used for soil erosion control on banks or steep slopes.


Plant Facts

Family Cotoneaster horizontalis
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-8
Mature Form Spreading
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Red, Purple

Rockspray Cotoneaster.

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spreading Review by Eve
I like this plant more than a juniper because it does flower and fruit some.
merits Review by RainbowRider
This plant seems to cover a broad spectrum of assets, especially here as a ground cover. Being adaptable is also a plus. The colorful flowers and berrys that follow and providing cover for birds is certainly something to take in consideration while landscaping and controlling erosion. Looks like a "winner".

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