2 to 3 ft.
3 to 6 ft.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 5-7
hardy to 7,500 ft.
Cranberry cotoneaster is a small, spreading and sprawling shrub. It gets its named for the bright reddish-orange fruit that appear after the small pinkish-white flowers bloom in late spring. The berries are bright and colorful, and persist into winter. The small, rounded leaves are dark green and shiny, turning bronze in the fall.
There is a cranberry cotoneaster planted at the Cottonwood Creek Garden. The fruit are very showy and beautiful. The shrub has a low, sprawling habit, so make sure to plant it where this will not become problematic.
Prune out dead or damaged branches as needed.