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Cotoneaster salicifolius

Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster, Willowleaf Cotoneaster

In Stock: 0.689 lb (Total:0.689lb)
  • COTONEASTER salicifolius

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Seed lots

0.7 lb

Details

Germination:
99%
Germination test:
Cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
50,000
Quantity:
0.69 lb
Collected in:
Hungary
Crop year:
1991
Min. hardiness zone:
7
Inventory ID:
553

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 1-2 hours and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes.
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: acid treatment should be tested on a small sample, before subjecting the entire seed lot 

The Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster, also known as the Willowleaf Cotoneaster, is a drought-tolerant, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with a low-lying, small to medium-sized growth habit. It is characterized by its gray-brown bark, thin stems, and sparse root system. The leaves are alternate, simple, long, lanceolate, and dark green, resembling those of willow trees, which gives it its common name. The undersides of the leaves have fine gray hairs. During colder months, the leaves turn maroonish in color.

In June, the Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster produces compound corymbs of small, white flowers. These flowers attract pollinators and add beauty to the shrub. The real highlight of this shrub, however, is its bright red fruit, which are small, showy, apple-like pomes. These fruits ripen in September to October and can endure through the winter, providing interest and color to the landscape.

Native to western China, the Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster is commonly cultivated in temperate climates worldwide. It is adaptable and can be used for various purposes, including as a hedge, screen, groundcover, or in small groupings or large masses. In addition to its ornamental value, this shrub is also highly attractive to wildlife, especially birds, as they feed on the fruit.

The Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster is generally easy to care for and is considered a low-maintenance plant. It is drought-tolerant once established and can thrive in a variety of soil types. However, it is susceptible to certain pests and diseases, including leaf spot, scale insects, spider mites, and the Enterobacteria fire blight.

With over 30 cultivars available, the Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster offers a range of options for different landscaping needs. These cultivars vary in size, color, and growth habit, making it easy to find the perfect fit for any garden or landscape design. Whether you're looking for a compact groundcover or a larger shrub, there is a cultivar that will suit your needs.

Overall, the Willow-Leaved Cotoneaster is a versatile and attractive shrub that adds beauty and interest to any landscape. Its unique foliage, abundant flowers, and vibrant fruit make it a standout choice for gardens, parks, and other outdoor spaces.

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