Plant Identification


Dear Master Gardeners,

I have a plant in my front yard that mostly hugs the ground except for one section that has been growing more vertically (possibly due to lack of space). I reckon the spread is about 1.5 meters. It’s growing in partial shade. Could you please let me know what this might be?

(it is the plant in the foreground with round leaves)
Thank you kindly.


Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.  This ground cover shrub is a species from the cotoneaster genus,Some are deciduous while others are evergreen, Plant Families/Cotoneaster. They are planted for their white or pink blooms in the spring.  In the fall they have black and red berries.  They grow best in moist well drained soil in sunny conditions but tolerate a range of growing conditions.