Cotonastro is a variety native to China and the Himalayas.
The genus has species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs, with variable bearing, erect or prostrate. The deciduous species in autumn are covered with bright colors, the evergreens are suitable for forming hedges and those prostrate to cover the ground.
THE cotoneaster they are a genus of the Rosaceae family, comprising more than 200 species mainly of shrubs (but also some trees) from all over the European continent up to the Far East.
The varieties used in the garden are almost all of Asian origin and, over the years, have been selected creating many cultivars that are each characterized by different habits, uses and aesthetics to the point that it is difficult not to find one that meets our needs and our taste .
Being a species that has many varieties, inside it is possible to find specimens with very different characteristics.
Generally the leaves are small and bright green, which turn reddish in autumn.
However, in the great multitude of typologies that exist within the species, it is possible to find differences in the caducity of the foliage, thus distinguishing at least three groups; one with deciduous leaves, one with plants that have persistent foliage and, finally, the one with semi-evergreen plants.