Hedge cotoneaster is an upright shrub with spreading branches reaching 8 to 10 feet high. Attractive dark green foliage turns a yellow to red in the fall. Makes an excellent screen or tall hedge. Attractive black fruit persist into winter.
- Mixed border,
- Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
- Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 4,
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6,
- Zone 7
- Alkaline soil,
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Late spring,
- Early fall
Size & form
Upright, erect shrub reaching 8 to 10 feet high and wide.
Tree & Plant Care
Best in full sun to light shade in well-drained, moist, fertile soil. Soil pH adaptable.
Shallow roots benefit with a layer of mulch to maintain moisture and moderate soil temperature fluctuations.
Tolerant of dry soil once established.
Can be pruned to maintain size.
Disease, pests, and problems
Leaf spots, cankers, fireblight, mites and scale
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Tolerant of wind and salt.
Native geographic location and habitat
Siberia and Northern China
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
Flowers attract butterflies and pollinators.
Bark color and texture
Light brown, often peeling with age.
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Alternate, simple, elliptical to ovate, 3/4 to 2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Lustrous dark green and pubescent above turning yellow to red in fall.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Small, pinkish-white clusters in late May.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Berry-like pome, black, 1/2 inch in diameter, persistent into winter.