Spreading Cotoneaster

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Dense Foliage Makes This a Great Hedge

Spreading Cotoneaster, 'Cotoneaster divaricatus', is a beautiful rounded ornamental shrub that is densely branched, making it great as a hedge or screen,

Spring brings an abundance of pink flowers. They’re not very big but they will blanket your shrub, making an impressive display.  The dark green, glossy foliage creates a striking contrast for the dark red berries that start to appear in the fall. In fact, this cotoneaster is valued as one of the best fruiting varieties.

This medium-sized ornamental shrub matures at about 6' tall by 7' wide and has an upright columnar growth habit in youth, but quickly becoming horizontal and spreading with age.

Spreading Cotoneaster prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soils, but is very adaptable and urban tolerant. It has few disease and pest problems. Its fall color is a nice mixture of green, yellow, orange, red, and burgundy, slowly becoming deciduous.

For a unique ornamental shrub that has 3 season interest, you can’t go wrong with the Spreading Cotoneaster.

* Tiny Pink Flowers in Spring
* Red Foliage in Autumn
* Columnar Growth Becomes Prostrate and Spreading


Spreading Cotoneaster Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Cotoneaster divaricatus
Foliage Glossy Green
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 7 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Pink