It grows in the Baltics, in Western Belarus and Western Ukraine, the Crimea and the Caucasus to Western Europe — to southern Scandinavia and Finland.
Spreading a small, up to 2 m shrub with dense pubescence young branches. Broadly dark green leaves with gray bottom-felted wool. Petioles also pubescent. Blooms in June. Pink flowers most often collected by 2-3 in drooping brush. Fruit — bright red, almost spherical apples with dryish pulp and large seeds-seeds — mature in late August.
It tolerates urban conditions, drought-resistant and frosting even in severe winter. Recommended for hedges, single and group plantings. The forest protection belts used in the undergrowth and to board the solar opushkah.V Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai, in the Northern and Middle Urals in the north-western part of Mongolia's growing cotoneaster low single-flowered, up to 0.5 m tall, spreading shrub with pink or greenish-white flowers, arranged in a 1-2 in the axils of the leaves, and orange-red fruits.