Cotoneaster apiculatus

Growing Zone 4-7
  • Height:   24-36″
  • Width:     36-60″
  • Spacing:   36-60″
  • Design Role:

  • Location : Full Sun to part sun
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit: Rounded




Cotoneaster apiculatus, commonly called cranberry cotoneaster, is a dense, broad-upright, somewhat mounding deciduous shrub with stiffly arching branches. Typically grows to 3′ tall with a spread to 6′. Small pinkish flowers in late spring give way to red (cranberry-like) berries (pomes) which mature in late summer and persist into winter. Rounded-ovate glossy green leaves (to 3/4″ long) turn attractive shades of purple, red and bronze in autumn.Genus name comes from the Latin words cotoneum meaning quince and -aster meaning resembling. Specific epithet means terminating abruptly in a short and often sharp point.Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Wide range of soil tolerance. Branches root where they touch the ground.