Cotoneaster


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Cotoneaster
Common Name: Cotoneaster
Botanical Name: Cotoneaster spp. (co-TONE-ee-as-ter)
Decorative Life: From 3-12 weeks for the foliage, depending on species. For example, C. congestus lasts about 3 weeks while C. microphyllus cochleatus can last up to 12 weeks.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into water plus regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart.
Family Roots:
  • As a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family, common relatives include apple, peach, plum, geum, spiraea, pear, potentilla, quince, rose and strawberry.
  • Native to mostly Asia.
Personality:
  • Leaves are of various shapes and sizes on woody stems.
  • Stems are cut to various lengths. Classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
  • Species are woody evergreen or deciduous groundcovers or shrubs.
  • Flowers are not fragrant.
Availability: Year-round depending on species as some do not retain their leaves year-round.
Flower Color: Not applicable for the intended use most of the year. If present, normally white to pink. Fruit may also be present at time of use.
Storage Specifics: 36-41F.
Tidbits:
  • From the Latin "cotoneum" (quince) and "aster" (resembling) referring to the similarity of the leaves of the two genera.
  • Many species with attractive flowers and fruits.
  • Very common landscape plant yielding mostly red fruit.