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Silverleaf Cotoneaster
Scientific Name: Cotoneaster pannosus Franch.
Synonym: Cotoneaster buxifolius
Family: Rosaceae
Silverleaf Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster  pannosus)
Cotoneaster pannosus, photo by Forest & Kim Starr, photo # starr-020221-9400
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24
USDA: 7-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: China

Growth Habits: Evergreen to semideciduous shrub, up to 10 to 15 feet tall (3-4.5 m), prostrate forms are generally 1 to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm); alternate, entire, dark green leaves, with grayish green pubescent undersides, up to 1.4 inches long (3.5 cm), 0.5 inch wide (12 mm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water


Cotoneaster pannosus can be invasive, and because of this, might not be suitable in all areas. It is considered a weed in California and Hawaii. In the southwestern deserts, the risk is much lower, and using reasonable caution is safe to use

Cotoneaster pannosus flowers, photo by Forest & Kim Starr, photo # starr-010717-0057

Blooming Habits:
The Silverleaf Cotoneaster bears masses of white 6 to 20-flowered clusters, each flower being about 0.5 inch in diameter (12 mm).

Fruiting Habits:
Dull red fruits, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm).

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