Answer: Cotoneaster parneyi is also called Parney Cotoneaster, or Red Clusterberry. Birds of all descriptions love the berries, which are persistent throughout the winter months. The berries are pulpy, not juicy, and I've never seen them stain the sidewalk. The berries are not edible, but are not considered poisonous. However, eating anything that's not considered edible can make you ill. This cotoneaster spreads wider than it will become tall and if you anchor the branches down and cover them will soil, they will root. For faster results, nick the underside of the stem where it makes contact with the soil and it will root more quickly. Best wishes with your hillside planting.
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