Cotoneaster – Cotoneaster spp.

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Cotoneaster – Cotoneaster spp.

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.

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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.
  • 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.
Storage Specifics:


  • 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.