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Cotoneaster apiculatus

Cranberry Cotoneaster
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

COTONEASTER

Native to China, Himalayas, northern India. Plants range from low types used as groundcovers to small, stiffly upright shrubs to tall (25-ft.) shrubs of fountainlike growth with graceful, arching branches. White or pinkish springtime flowers resembling tiny single roses are pretty because of their abundance, though not especially showy. Berries (typically red or orange red) follow the blossoms in fall and winter. All cotoneasters grow vigorously and thrive with little or no maintenance. In fact, they look better and produce better crops of berries if planted on dry slopes (where they can reduce erosion) or in poor soil rather than in rich, moist garden soil.

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Native to China and northern India. At its best in cold-winter climates. Dense grower to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide, with small, round leaves turning deep red in autumn. White spring flowers are followed by clustered red fruits about the size of large cranberries. Can take some shade. Use it as a bank cover, hedge, or background planting.

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