Joy Creek Nursery

317-005-1   Cotoneaster horizontalis     ( Rockspray )

Cotoneaster horizontalis
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After 15 years in our garden, our specimen of Cotoneaster horizonatlis is much larger than usually stated in the literature. By now it is 5-feet tall and 7-feet wide. Its stiff branches are arranged in a "herring-bone" patern which is especially apparent in the winter after the dark leaves have fallen. These branches do indeed grow horizontally as the name suggests. They also grow downward at their ends and so make a dense groundcovering shrub. Toward autumn, the branches are laden with bright and glossy round fruits that persist into December. Our shrub grows at the base of a fastigiate copper beech and it anchors and connects that tree to the rest of the border.

Late spring.  3 ft. x 5 ft.

Pink/White flowers

Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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