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Cotoneaster apiculatus


Cranberry Cotoneaster




            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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A commonly used ground cover with small glossy green leaves that are a dominant feature of this plant. It is covered with white flowers in mid-summer and these are followed by its small red, cranberry like fruit. It suffers from winter burn and in my opinion because of this and its ungainly form is a poor choice for the landscape.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Cotoneaster
Species
apiculatus
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (deciduous)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4-7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
4
Temperature (°C)
-29 to -34
Temperature (°F)
-20 to -30
Height
1 m
Spread
1.25 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
June
General Description
Low, wide spreading shrub with stiff branching habit.
Cultivation
Moist, well drained soil but will grow in any situation except those that are permanently wet.
Shape
Low, mounded
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Small glossy green leaves.
Pests
Mites in dry condition and in winters with little snow cover, winter burn.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Similar to C.lucida except smaller.
Leaf Description
Alternate, simple, suborbicular to orbicular-ovate, .5-2 cm long and wide, apiculate.
Flower Description
Perfect, pinkish, solitary, small.
Fruit Description
Pome, .5-2 cm in diameter, rounded, cranberry red august through September, borne singly.
Colour Description
Dark glossy green in summer changing to a good bronzy red tone in autumn.
Texture Description
Fine in leaf but often course in winter.
Propagation
Seeds should be scarified in acid for 60 minutes then provided 60 plus days at 5°C. Softwood cutting root easily if treated with 1000 to 3000 ppm IBA, quick dip and placed in peat/perlite or sand under mist.
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