Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Many-flowered Cotoneaster

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Cotoneaster multiflorus Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Cotoneaster
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Arching branches covered in white flowers in May followed by red berries persisting into fall. An appealing plant when given adequate space as it spreads at least as wide as it is tall.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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