Cotoneaster Scarlet Leader Shrubs

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Scarlett Leader'

Cotoneaster Scarlet Leader Shrubs are a cultivar of Willowleaf Cotoneaster providing excellent ground cover, dwarf-dense, reaching 2.5 feet high and 6 feet wide. In summer small white flowers emerge, and its glossy, dark green leaves turn red-purple crimson in fall. In winter beautiful red berries are produced, brightening any landscape.

Growzone: 4-7

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This Plants Growzone: 4-7
Growing Zone: 4-7
Mature Height: 2 to 2.5 Feet
Mature Width: 5 to 6 feet
Classification: Deciduous shrub to semi-evergreen, Summer flowering
Sunlight: Full to Part Sun
Habit: spreading
Foliage: Green, Red in Fall
Flower Color: White
Pruning Season: Prune in summer after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained slightly moist
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when planted enmasse in the mixed border, or a specimen planting

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Cotoneaster Scarlett Leader Shrubs are an excellent, low-growing groundcover reaching 2 to 2.5 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide. This plant produces glossy, dark green leaves that develop a red-purple fall color. Small, white flowers appear in the summer and are followed by large, beautiful red berries that brighten the winter landscape. 

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Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Scarlett Leader Creeping Cotoneaster Shrub plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Scarlett Leader because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Cotoneaster Creeping spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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