Cotoneaster congestus
Common name: 
Pyrenees Cotoneaster
Pronunciation: 
ko-toe-nee-AS-ter kon-JES-tus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen, creeping shrub (ground cover), dense, mound forming (70 cm high) or prostrate (15 cm).  Leaves small, 6-15mm long, obovate, dull green.  Flowers white, solitary, in summer.  Fruit red, 6-15 mm long; not heavily produced.   
  • Sun to part shade.  A good rock garden plant.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to the Himalayas.  A highly variable species (Hillier, 1998).
  • congestus: arranged very closely together, presumably a reference to the leaves.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • leafy shoots, spring

    leafy shoots, spring

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • leaves, summer

    leaves, summer