Cotoneaster – great color in october

cotoneaster seasonal color
photo by SVSeekins

In summer the Cotoneaster flowers are inconsequential, but in fall the berries really shine.

Identifying the 5 foot tall shrub that was on the property when I arrived had me stumped.  Recently KC told me it is a Cotoneaster.  I’m familiar with the short  groundcover. There are several samples of that around the yard.  CM doesn’t like them because fall leaves get caught up in them, and they’re not friendly to rakes.  But this shrub is a much taller relative. Who knew?

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