- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 7
This woody evergreen shrub transforms with the seasons with smooth bark, unusual foliage, and fruits. Light green, glossy foliage highlights small, pink blooms in the spring. In summer, the foliage will turn dark green, and bright red berries will appear through the fall berries. The pink flowers and red berries attract butterflies and songbirds that will liven your landscape with delightful colors and melodies. In the fall, don’t miss the turning of the leaves to vibrant auburn tones. Incredibly unique, this cotoneaster maintains an upright, arching, and compact form, ideal for formal and informal hedges.
Hardy in zones 5 through 11, Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster is drought tolerant and highly resistant to diseases such as leaf scorch, leaf spot, powdery mildew, and root rot. In addition, it is incredibly adaptable and can be planted in almost any season in any soil type. Its uniqueness, versatility, and low-maintenance character make it ideal for growing in mass quantities, planting near water sources, planting under power lines, or growing as an understory planting.
Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster Care
Plant this evergreen shrub in spring, summer, or fall in an area that receives full sun and contains moist but well-draining soil. The shrub can tolerate partial shade if your landscape has fewer full-sun areas available. This plant is not picky about soil pH and can adapt to almost any alkalinity or acidity. Water deeply during the first few weeks to establish a deep and healthy root system; after being fully established, its drought-tolerant nature allows for watering only during extended drought periods or scorching weather. Feed this shrub with a balanced ratio of N-P-K (10-10-10) fertilizer or one optimized for conifers. Protect your plant's roots with a 3-inch thick layer of mulch, avoiding the base of the trunk.
The shrub is notoriously easy to prune, perfect for beginners and master gardeners alike! Due to its evergreen nature, this shrub prefers pruning in the spring. Little pruning should be required, except for stylization and removal of dead, damaged, or crossing branches at the next healthy node. Consistent pruning is necessary to shape this beauty into a formalized hedge.
Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster Spacing
With a height of 5 to 6 feet and a spread of 4 to 5 feet, space your plantings 4 to 5 feet apart.
Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 7|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster|
|Other Name(s): Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster|
|Scientific Name: Cotoneaster x Autumn Inferno|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.