Cotoneaster divaricatus
Common name: 
Spreading Cotoneaster
Pronunciation: 
ko-toe-nee-AS-ter di-var-i-KA-tus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, mulitstemmed, upright, spreading, to about 5-6 ft (1.5-2 m) tall with a similar or greater spread, rounded, outer branches arching.  Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic, apex acute or rounded, 1-2.5 cm long and 0.6-1.5 cm wide, glossy dark green above, lighter below, 3-4 vein pairs, petiole about 2 mm long; leaves orange-red in fall.  Flowers pink, in small clusters.   Fruit egg-shaped, bright red, about 1 cm long; contain 1-3 nutlets.
  • Sun to part shade.  Used as an informal hedge or screen planting.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Native to central and western China.
  • divaricatus: spreading, growing in a straggling manner.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
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