(= C. hybridus)
Habit: Funnel-shaped large shrub, 3-4 m tall and wide; main stems vertically upward-reaching, twigs horizontally extended, gradually arching; almost umbrella-shaped when old; fast-growing.
Flowers: Large corymbs, June; plentiful; pungent smell.
Fruits: Splendid fruit, countless shiny, light red berry-like fruits, from September on; more persistent than with C. salicifolius ‘Floccosus’; are eaten several weeks later by birds.
Leaves: Usually semi-evergreen, seldom evergreen; early shoots; pointedly elliptical, large, leathery, pale green, bronze-green in winter.
Demands: Demanding; tolerant of heat, likes warmth, sensitive to frost.
Note: Has more fruit in combination with other willow-leaf Cotoneasters or in a group than when standing alone.
Hardiness: Zone 7a