Cotoneaster – Cotoneaster spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now 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. Flower Color: Pink, White Availability: Year Round 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. 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.