Cotoneaster salicifolius Franch.

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Cotoneaster

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 15" tall and spread of 6'

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Spreading form, purple foliage in winter. Clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring and red berries in autumn through winter. Light soil with good drainage.


Published in Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. set. 3: 8: 225 in 1886.

Native to western China.


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