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Rockspray Cotoneaster(11 of 17)

Cotoneaster horizontalis

  • Semi-evergreen arching shrub with dark green foliage, pink flowers followed by red fruit

  • Plant in fertile, average to moist, but well-drained soil

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade

  • Height: 5-6 feet

  • Width: 6-8 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-7:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be semi-evergreen in this zone; prune as needed to keep in bounds and neat in appearance.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; prune as needed to keep in bounds and neat in appearance.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; prune as needed to keep in bounds and neat in appearance.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch after first hard frost; prune as needed to keep in bounds and neat in appearance.

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