Cotoneaster sternianus (= C. franchetii sternianus; C. wardii)
Habit: Usually only small shrub 1-2 m, rarely up to 3 m tall, 1-2 m wide: loosely expanding; twig tips nodding; moderately fast-growing.
Flowers: White with pink, May to June.
Fruits: Round, like berries, conspicuous orange-red to light red, tasteless.
Leaves: Usually semi-evergreen or deciduous, also evergreen in favourable areas; elliptically pointed, silvery grey shoots, then grey-green; silvery underneath; orange-yellow in autumn.
Demands: Sun; tolerates heat, warmth; moderately frost hardy, sensitive to late frost in unfavourable areas, low to medium humidity; resistant to urban pollution; tolerant of wind.
Soil: Moderately dry to moist; slightly acidic to alkaline.
Hardiness: Zone 7a