Gardens, grassland, hedgerows, roadsides, scrub, walls, wasteland, woodland.
Dark green, shiny, willow-like leaves, blistered above. The lower surfaces of the leaves are greyish-green. 7 to 12 deeply impressed leaf veins. The leaves measure up to 10cm in length. Similar in appearance to Tree Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster frigidus) but with slimmer, willow-like leaves. Willow-leaved Cotoneaster has arching branches.