Set your garden ablaze with fall color with the Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster 'Bronfire'). Very few plants compare when it comes to this one's intense autumn reds. If you want a hedge or specimen shrub that your neighbors will envy, the Autumn Inferno will fill them with a fiery passion. This plant is a landscape artist's dream come true.
During spring and summer, the Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster shines with deep green glossy leaves. It grows in an elegant spreading form that will fill-in handsomely to blanket your yard with rich green and a bit of privacy if used as a hedge.
But, as its name suggests, the Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster truly shows what it's made of during fall. The inferno kicks into high gear when autumn arrives, and this shrub's attractive greens transform to vibrant oranges and reds. While it's going through its fall color-change, this foliage holds onto some of its green, creating a ravishing multi-dimensional look. This is a favorite time for most gardeners that are lucky enough to have a few of these in their yards.
But the Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster doesn't just provide dazzling foliage. It also produces pink and white flowers during the late spring. These quaint but charming flowers add some springtime dazzle and interest. These little blooms also invite hummingbirds to your garden to help boost your local ecosystem.
The Autumn Inferno™ is admired for its bright scarlet berries that appear during fall and last into winter. When fruiting, this shrub looks like it's decorated for the holidays. These fruits add exceptional interest and beauty while attracting your local birds that feast on the bright fruit.
How can you keep your Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster happy and healthy? Plant it in full sun where it will grow best and show off its dazzling foliage. It also prefers well-drained, low-moisture soil. During its first year, it works to establish a strong root system, so water it regularly during this time. After it's established, this plant is quite drought tolerant.
Don't settle for a boring hedge. Get the Autumn Inferno™ Cotoneaster for a low privacy hedge that will attract the right kind of attention as it transforms from season-to-season. Don't miss out on this hard-to-find Cotoneaster!
|Botanical Name||Cotoneaster 'Bronfire'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Late Spring|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fruiting Time||Fall, Winter|
|Growing Zone Range||4-7|