Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri

Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster dammeri

Common Name: Cotoneaster
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: dammeri

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This vigorous wide spreading evergreen cotoneaster is one of the best groundcover plants. In June it is studded with small white flowers followed by showy bright red autumn berries. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions including dry soil  and its self-rooting tips soon spread to form a low blanket of weed-suppressing dark green foliage.

  • Garden care: After flowering in late spring or early summer lightly cut back any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. In autumn trim back lightly any branches that obscure the display of fruit.


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