A very diverse group of plants ranging from low groundcovers to tall fountain-like shrubs, so make sure you get the proper variety to suit your needs. Best performance comes when planted in well-drained soils kept on the dry side, with once to twice-a-week watering. Tiny white flowers in spring are followed by red or black berries in fall. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.
C. acutifolius (Peking Cotoneaster) 10 ft.
tall by 10 ft. wide; black berries; orange-red fall color
C. apiculatus (Cranberry Cotoneaster) 3 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; red berries in August; red fall color; slopes, groundcover or hedge
C. congestus 3 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide; red berries; evergreen
C. divaricatus (Spreading Cotoneaster) 6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; red berries; red fall color; hedge, screen or slopes
C. horizontalis (Rockspray Cotoneaster) 3 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide; red berries; orange-red fall color; slopes, groundcover
C. Lowfast 1 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide; red berries; groundcover, bank, fast filler; evergreen
C. microphyllus evergreen; 3 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; red berries; dry slopes
C. multiflorus 10 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide; has showy flower, red fruit
C. salcifolius (Willowleaf Cotoneaster) 15 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide; red fruit; evergreen