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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees


May Plants for Honey BeesMay Plants for Honey Bees
May 11, 2012

May is the month when late spring blooms are going strong and early summer blooms are getting ready to show off. The living is good for honey bees.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 25, 2019 10:25 AM

This genus in the huge Rose or Apple Family of Rosaceae is of mostly deciduous and some evergreen species of shrubs from Eurasia, with most species in East Asia. The long scientific name comes from Latin of "cotoneum" for quince and "aster" where some species have leaves resembling asters. They bear small, white clusters of tiny apple-like flowers that bear red or black fruit. The small leaves are simple and alternate. Cotoneasters are very similar to Photinia, Aronia, and Amelanchier. In landscaping in the USA and Canada, several species are used as low, spreading shrubs like high groundcovers that bear the pretty red pomes (fruit). There also are three species or three varieties of one species of tall shrubs that bear black fruit that are used as screens or sheared hedges in landscaping.

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Beautiful...... by Paul2032 Dec 20, 2017 8:09 PM 2
Shrub with red berries by ajzcidelg Nov 29, 2019 3:15 PM 2
Plant ID please by Stephsol Oct 16, 2019 7:11 AM 6
ID red berries by Basia Oct 5, 2019 2:18 PM 10
September 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 6, 2019 1:16 PM 280
What is this? My daughter ate it by EnglishGardenTom Jul 20, 2019 10:43 AM 7
Weed control around cotoneasters by jwhite82 Jul 12, 2019 7:54 AM 4
What is this plant? by AlbertHall Jun 5, 2019 12:23 PM 4
Plant ID please by gross4160 Jun 1, 2019 10:16 AM 2
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Plant ID - Euonymus, Honeysuckle, or what? by lee30bmw Nov 10, 2018 12:53 PM 12

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