A small-leaved shrub of the rose family, cultivated as a hedging plant or for its bright red berries, which often remain on the plant throughout the winter.
- Genus Cotoneaster, family Rosaceae
More example sentences
- The holly was a sorry-looking stick planted in the centre of the lawn and the cotoneaster was a small shrub growing against a wall.
- To encourage wildlife they planted cotoneaster to provide winter fruit for birds while the pond attracts both insects and birds.
- In the summer, I had to do some drastic cutting back of all the wall shrubs, and the cotoneaster was untied and allowed to grow away from the wall.