Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Proven Performer, Short or Dense Barrier, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Medium shrub; grows well on most soils; to 9,500′. Widely used for hedges, screens and windbreak purposes – with seasonal white flowers, good winter hardiness and medium tolerance of drought and shade.
Provides roosting and loafing cover numerous song and game birds; some utilize the fruits for food where the red berry fruits may be persistent on plant for months into the winter.
Use in outer rows of multi-row plantings, or in a single row where a short, dense barrier is desired.
Features:Scientfic Name: Cotoneaster acutifolia
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 8
Max Width/Spread (ft): 5
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Very Good
Elevation Range: 9500
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: Song and game birds
Seasonal Color: fall red- orange
Possible Insect Issues: Oyster shell scale
Possible Disease Issues: fireblight, fairly resistant
Miscellany: Can be clipped to hedge
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