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Cotoneaster apiculatus
Cranberry Cotoneaster

This stiff woody ornamental groundcover or low shrub grows to 24-36" X 1.5-5' wide. Its small leaves are dark glossy green, elliptical to rhombic and with an acute tip. Fall color is a mixture of green, yellow, orange, red, and wine. Pink/white flowers are tightly pressed to the stems in June-July. Fruits are red and glossy, and mature in late August. Mostly grown for its bright red berries, Cranberry Cotoneaster. It is a good ground cover, but autumn leaves can become lodged in its stiff branches. Hardy in zones 5-9. Located in the UMass Dartmouth Contemplative Garden.

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