Hedge cotoneaster (Cotoneaster acutifolius var. lucidus) (formerly Cotoneaster lucidus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Hedge cotoneaster
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Hedge cotoneaster (Cotoneaster acutifolius var. lucidus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, erect, rounded to spreading shrub; 6-10’ tall and wide; dark green, glossy leaves; yellow to reddish-orange fall color; small, pinkish-white flowers in late spring; black fruit in fall; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; tolerates poor soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but is tolerant to dry soil; urban tolerant; can shear into a formal hedge, but will not flower or fruit; native to Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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