Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cranberry Cotoneaster


  • This Cranberry Cotoneaster ships in a Quart Pot, 24" tall
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Cotoneaster Apiculatus - Cranberry Cotoneaster is a deciduous, 2'ft tall,  ground-covering shrub, adding a splash of color and spectacular fall fruit display to your garden. Their name refers to their small, red, cranberry-like fruit that adorns their arching branches from winter into early fall and enjoyed by songbirds. Growing to only knee height and spreading three times their height, these arching mounds make great groundcover. Their glossy green leaves turn wonderful fall colors varying from coppery-brown, purple and burgundy red.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds.

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink / White flowers, non-fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Fall Color, Deer Resistant, Attracts Wildlife, Drought Tolerant, and Disease Resistant

This Cranberry Cotoneaster comes in a Quart pot

Size: Mature size can reach 2' - 3' x 3' - 6'

Light: Full sun to partial sun

Hardiness zone: 4 - 7 View Map

Characteristics: Branches grow in a stiff, arching manner and droop downward creating a fountain-like appearance. New growth appears in a reddish/purple tint and matures into a somewhat porous, olive-brown branch. Produces glossy red fruit that persist into winter. Attracts songbirds.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, rich but can tolerate all types of soil as long as it is well draining with the pH 6.0 - 8.0. Prune in late winter to promote growth and shape the shrub. Tolerant to salt sprays. Fertilize in early spring.

*Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

Allow 3'- 6' for planting if no pruning is desired.



Tolerant to a large range of soil/growing conditions, except for wet soil conditions and hot, humid climates.

Add a layer of mulch to prevent weeds.

*Fruits may cause mild stomach upset if ingested.*

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 7

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Cranberry Cotoneaster

The Cotoneaster genus has over 90 different species and spanning the temperate region of Europe and Western China. It is also a member of the Rose family, with it's name translating to 'Resembling Quince'. Unlike most Quince or Rose varieties the Cranberry Cotoneaster is thornless but does resemble the Quinces rambling growth nature. Although their flowers are less ornate, their presence never goes unnoticed with year round interest.

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