Cotoneaster dielsianus c.s. (Diel's Cotoneaster) is a species of flowering shrub in the Rosaceae family. It is native to China and can be found in the southwestern part of the country. It is also cultivated in other regions for its ornamental value.
Appearance: Diel's Cotoneaster is a low-growing, spreading shrub that typically reaches a height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and a spread of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters). It has a dense, mounding habit with arching branches. The stems are reddish-brown in color.
Leaves: The leaves of Cotoneaster dielsianus are small, oval-shaped, and glossy. They are typically dark green, turning reddish or bronze in the fall. The leaves are arranged alternately along the branches.
Flowers: Diel's Cotoneaster produces small, white to pale pink flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. The flowers are small and clustered together in dense, rounded inflorescences.
Fruits: After the flowering period, Cotoneaster dielsianus develops small, round berries. Initially green, the berries transition to a bright red color as they mature. The fruits persist on the shrub through fall and into winter, providing visual interest and attracting birds.
Landscape Use: Diel's Cotoneaster is commonly used in gardens and landscapes as a ground cover or low-growing shrub. It works well in rock gardens, slopes, or as a border plant. The spreading habit and colorful berries make it visually appealing.
Growing Conditions: Cotoneaster dielsianus thrives in well-drained soils and prefers full sun to partial shade. It is adaptable to a variety of soil types and can tolerate drought once established. It is generally hardy and suitable for USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9.
Botanical Name : Cotoneaster dielsianus c.s.
Common Name : Diel's Cotoneaster
Height : 10- 13 ft
Spread 10 – 13 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 6-8
Other info : C.S. (Cleaned Seed)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3,125