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Cotoneaster 'Peking Cotoneaster'

Cotoneaster acutifolius

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Peking Cotoneaster is a popular variety of Cotoneaster, which belongs to the Cotoneaster genus (Cotoneaster acutifolius 'Peking Cotoneaster').

The Peking Cotoneaster (which is not pronounced “cotton – easter”) has many of the attributes of it’s smaller, possibly more well-known relatives such as the Cranberry or Rockspray. The Peking flowers in mid to late spring, with dark pink buds that open to small pinkish-white blooms. The foliage is glossy, but not nearly as much as other varieties, and does not have the very fine ‘fuzz’ or hair on the leaves. Foliage changes to attractive red hues in Fall. It produces persistent fruit in the fall. This plant will grow taller than it will wide, and as such can serve as a screen or hedge, but it will take time to fill in, as it tends to be a slower grower. I’ve also found it to be a favorite among rabbits, devouring them down to mere stumps during the more harsh winters.

It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Peking Cotoneaster is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.20 metres (7.15 feet). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Mongolia is believed to be where Peking Cotoneaster originates from.

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How to grow Peking Cotoneaster

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

usually cut back drastically in spring – dead areas and it comes right back

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Peking Cotoneaster is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 7 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Peking Cotoneaster from seed

Transplanting Peking Cotoneaster

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Peking Cotoneaster is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Peking Cotoneaster

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