Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Scarlet Leader'

Common Name: Cotoneaster, Willowleaf

Grows as a thick and heavy ground cover.  Foliage turns reddish-purple in winter.  Excellent for banks or steep slopes. 

More About Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Scarlet Leader'

  • Excellent evergreen groundcover.
  • Attractive glossy dark green leaves with scarlet fruits in winter.


2-3 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 7

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Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Scarlet Leader' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Vigorous
  • Berries
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock Garden


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant