Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Autumn Fire'
Autumn Fire Cotoneaster
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen, lax growing ground cover/shrub, 2-3 ft (60-90 cm). Extremely glossy leaves, leathery, 4 to 6 cm long; reddish purple in winter. Scarlet fruit in clusters, persist into winter.
- Sun to light shade.
- Zone 5 Developed in Germany around 1930.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: in parking strip at Madison and 11th St.