Cotoneaster dammeri is a dense, semi-evergreen, compact grower that produces brilliant red berries and is easy to grow. It works well as a ground cover, as a foundation plant, as edging in front of beds or borders, in rock gardens and cascading over banks and retaining walls. This creeping cotoneaster looks good in combination with larger Berberis.
Plant Type: mounding shrub
Foliage Type: semi-evergreen
Plant Height:Heights represent a 10-year-old woody plant or a 5-year-old perennial or bulb 1 ft. (0.3 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. (1.8 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established or occasional watering for full ripe fruit
Seasonal Interest: masses of tiny spring flowers followed by red berries in autumn
Wildlife Associations: bees
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: variegated, gold, bronze
Great Color Partners: red, silver, dark green
- Culture Notes
- This groundcover cotoneaster grows best in well drained soil, but it will tolerate sandy soil and clay. It will flower and fruit most heavily in full sun, but will still give a good show in light or open shade. Although it is fully drought tolerant, once established occasional watering will help the fruit form to perfection in late summer and fall. Almost no pruning is necessary to maintain its low habit.
- Geek Notes
- Native to central China.