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Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'

NORTHERN BORDERS™ COTONEASTER

Breeder
Buy Northern Borders⁜ Cotoneaster online. A durable woody ground cover, Northern Borders™ Variegated Cotoneaster hugs the ground, maturing at two to three feet and with a generous spread of five to eight feet. Outstanding blue-green foliage rimmed in white produces an overall silver effect in the landscape. This dense-growing cultivar is semi-evergreen and the noteworthy leaves persist until late in autumn when they change to a lovely orange-red color. In winter the leaves fall, revealing the celebrated "fan" or "herringbone" branch pattern for which this species is known.Northern Borders⁜ is a good subject for espalier and offers four seasons of interest. In spring, rosy buds open to tiny white flowers along the cinnamon-colored twigs. Later, the plant is laden with shiny scarlet fruit (¼ inch) liberally sprinkled throughout. These berries add color throughout winter, sparkling in the winter sun and providing food for songbirds and wildlife.

Height:

2-3 Feet

Spread:

5-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Garden Debut
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
  • Light Pink
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • White
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • White
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • White
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Year-Round
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Understory Planting
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Cotoneaster is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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