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'