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
2' - 3'
6' - 10'
Primary Foliage Color
Seasonal Foliage Color
Red to Burgundy
Late spring to early summer
Sun to Partial Shade
Moist (not wet): Ensure planting area is prepared to allow the soil adequate drainage.