Willowleaf Cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

Willowleaf Cotoneaster (so-called because its leaves resemble those of a willow tree) is a vigorous, evergreen shrub with low-growing, arching branches that creep and spread. White flowers in May are followed by shiny bright red fruit in September-October. 

Foliage will take a purple tinge in colder seasons. (Willowleaf looks a lot like the variety 'Scarlet Leader') 

 * Seldom Damaged by Deer *

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Semi-evergreen
Height 2' - 3'
Spread 6' - 10'
Shape Creeping, Spreading
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Red to Burgundy
Flowering Season Late spring to early summer
Flower Color White
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet): Ensure planting area is prepared to allow the soil adequate drainage. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 7