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Peking Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster acutifolia

Peking Cotoneaster Suitability Chart

Peking cotoneaster is a low to medium-growing shrub introduced from Asia. It has dark, glossy green foliage that turns orange to red during the fall. The berry-like fruit ripens to a dark red or black in early October and persists late into the winter, providing a good winter food source for birds. This is a sturdy shrub for the outside row of windbreaks.

Fireblight of the twigs and stems can be a problem.

Height at 20 Years: 5-8'

Height at Full Maturity: 5-8'

Suggested Spacing Within Rows: 6-10'

Suggested Spacing Between Rows: 12-16'

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