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COTONEASTER salicifolius 'Repens'
Creeping Willowleaf Cotoneaster, Willowleaf Cotoneaster
Willowleaf cotoneaster is a graceful evergreen shrub that has an arching to spreading habit. It originates from the Himalayas, northern India and China. The cultivar 'Repens' is a mid-sized selection with a creeping habit. It is often grafted to the leader of a taller, more upright form of Cotoneaster to accentuate its trailing, weeping habit. Small, five-petaled, white-pink flowers appear along its leafy branches in spring. These are followed by bright red, elongated berries in fall that often persist into winter.
Willowleaf cotoneaster prefers full to partial sun and well draining, sandy loam. Partial sun is best in hot and arid locations. Plant ‘Repens’ in sunny borders or rock gardens. The grafted form may be enjoyed as a focal plant or combined with other shrubs in mixed borders.
8 - 3
6 - 8
3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (3)
8'-8' / 2.4m - 2.4m (8)
India, Nepal, China
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Dark Green
Red, Purple, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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