Peking Hedge Cotoneaster
7 feet high x 5 feet wide
Sun to Part Shade
Peking Cotoneaster is the old standby cotoneaster used for generations as a hedge plant and foundation plantings. It’s weathered a lot of difficult situations throughout Wyoming making it one of the most durable shrubs on the market today. This is an upright shrub with shiny green leaves turning bright red in autumn. In spring tiny small pink blooms are followed by black ornamental berries persisting over winter. Deer resistant.
Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:
These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
About sizes of our plants:
Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.