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Spreading Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster divaricatus
Leaves of Spreading Cotoneaster
Size: small


Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Insect Relative Damage

Spider mites, scale insects, fireblight, and leaf spots are possible, although this cotoneaster is less troubled by pests than other Cotoneaster species.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
Mature Height: 5-6 Feet
Mature Width: 5-6 Feet
Features: Small, pale pink flowers in spring; summer leaves are lustrous; small, bright red fruit in late summer and autumn; autumn color is red.
Culture: Full sun; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate dryness; tolerates alkaline soil, somewhat tolerant of salt.
Mature Form: Rounded shrub with slightly arching branches.
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Foliage Color: Red
Additional Notes:

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