Cotoneaster glaucophyllus ‘Gray-leaf Cotoneaster’
Mature Height: 4 feet
Mature Width: 5-6 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone Range: 7 to 9
Water Requirements: Moderate Water
Shade Requirements: Full Sun, light Shade
Gray-leaf cotoneaster’s striking foliage provides wonderful contrast in low-maintenance landscapes. They blend best when combined with red, orange, and bronze foliage plants. The small grey and slight pubescent leaves form on somewhat arching branches. It is most beautiful in its natural form but can also be hedged. Cotoneaster does best when grown in full sun but can tolerate light shade. It does well in poor soils but requires good drainage. The plants do grow wider with a mounding shape, so it is imperative to assure that adequate room is provided for them to spread out.