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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


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Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: December 29, 2014
Location: My yard in Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-10-11
Location: Along the walkway - Central Valley area, California
Date: 2012-01-31
cotoneaster along the walkway
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: December 29, 2014
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: December 29, 2014

Date: 2012-10-24

Date: 2012-10-24

Date: 2013-09-25

Date: 2013-09-25
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-03-25
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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 25, 2019 10:25 AM concerning plant:
    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

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