This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
These just now look fresh and cheerful, while many of their associates are bare. Whether for planting in shrubberies, for covering sloping banks, or, in the case of the smaller kinds, for planting on rockwork, or even on a lawn, a fine mass of the Cotoneasters is really charming, and they will succeed in positions too shady for most shrubs. The principal kinds are C. buxifolia, the strong est grower in this section, and one which forms a spreading bush of from six feet to eight feet high, with neat Box-like foliage of a fine dark green color.