Plant Name: Cotoneaster salicifolius
Common name: Willow-leaf cotoneaster
Plant type: Broadleaf Evergreen shrub
Height: 6-8 ft
Width: 6-10 ft
Bloom Time: May
Flower Color: Small White
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Well-drained Sandy Loam
Water Needs: Average, tolerates drought
Attributes: Non-edible Showy Red Berries in Winter, Arching Habit with open branches, Bird-friendly.
Uses: Border, Specimen, Background plant, Bank Cover, Group/Mass Plantings, Hedge, Year-round Interest.
Note: In hot areas part sun is best.
Native to: Western China & Northern India
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-8
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Repens’: Low-growing form. Can use as a groundcover. Covered in red pomes fruits in the fall. Semi-evergreen in severe winter areas. ‘Green Carpet’ is very similar in habit.
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Scarlet Leader’ – Prostrate form creates a mat-like low ground cover only 2-3′ tall but spreads 8- 10′. Foliage is glossy & disease-free. Leaves can have purple hue in winter. Produces abundant scarlet berries in the winter.