Peking Cotoneaster Cotoneaster acutifolius

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Botanical Name:

Cotoneaster acutifolius







Common Name:

Peking Cotoneaster

8-12 feet
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  • Cotoneaster acutifolius

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required. fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Peking cotoneaster is an upright, deciduous shrub with a rounded top that typically grows to 6-10’ tall and as wide. It is noted for its pubescent twigs, pinkish-white spring flowers, dull green foliage, interesting fall color and persistent black fruits. more...
* Resembles C. lucidus, which see, but leaves are not shiny, black fruit, native to northern and western China and Himalayas. more...
* Leaves turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall. more...
Shiny dark green leaves, yellow and red in fall; small pink flowers, black fruit; full sun or light shade; very tolerant when established; upright growth, so often used as a hedge; native to northern Asia

Cotoneaster lucidus (called Hedge cotoneaster , or Shiny cotoneaster ) is a deciduous, medium-sized shrub with long, spreading branches reaching heights (and breadths) of 6' to 10'. It is native to parts of northern Asia, and adapted to tolerate colder weather (to zone 4). C. lucidus was described in 1856 by Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal.

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