• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Highly Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-i
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 in. tall, quickly spreading 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasAn exceptional mat forming groundcover that's exquisite in conjunction with landscape boulders or rocky outcroppings. A fine choice for the top of a retaining wall or spilling over the edges of raised masonry planters. Provides interest and weed blocking cover in Asian inspired landscapes or for the same in wild gardens. Topiary forms make wonderful garden or entry accents, especially when planted in pairs.
    Companion PlantsSnowberry (Symphoricarpos); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Dogwood (Cornus); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows in average to poor, well-drained soils. Space 4 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. May be pruned annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Sprigs with red berries are popular cut materials for indoor decor and flower arranging.