Cotoneaster horizontalis, Rock Cotoneaster

Size: shrub, 2-3' average height, 5' spread

Buds: small, several imbricate scales

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, .2-.5" long, slightly less wide, simple, suborbicular to broad-elliptic, mucronate at tip, margins entire, not undulating as in apiculatus, glossy dark green in summer, reddish purple in fall, leaves stay late

Twigs: branching pattern distinctly 2-ranked, creating a "fishbone" pattern

Flowers: monoecious, pink, .25", single or in pairs, bloom in May, small

Fruit: .2-.25" bright red pome, appear summer to late fall