Cranberry Cotoneasters are densely-growing plants with arching stems and a mounded habit of growing. They are an often perfect solution to an awkward bank in a yard. As a groundcover, these Cotoneasters are an excellent choice. Several staggered rows of plants 3 feet apart all along a slope will cover the area fairly quickly and will require little maintenance. Cranberry Cotoneasters' dense growth makes them excellent "facer" plants, covering bare stems of taller shrubs, as well as low foundation plants.
Cutting/Indoor Display: Cut flowering or fruiting branches of Cranberry Cotoneasters for a pleasing indoor display.
Try cutting flowering or fruiting branches of cotoneaster to complement floral arrangements. Cut them early in the day with sharp pruners. Cut a slit in the ends of the stems and plunge them into warm water for an hour or two. Add about one half a can of some citrus flavored soda like Slice or 7Up to each quart of water in the container in which the branches are arranged. This will extend their indoor life. For more information see the files on Keeping Cut Flowers and Cut Flower Supplies