• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Highly Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-i
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasGive this fine groundcover plenty of room to spread. Good on banks and to cover large open areas with a southern exposure. Great addition to a wildlife garden or to add year-round interest.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Juniper (Juniperus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily 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 and regularly during the first growing season 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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Cotoneaster is a genus of woody shrubs native to Asia, Europe and North Africa. The dammeri species is native to central China.This plant is also commonly known as Chinese Bearberry because bear and deer like to feed on its berries in winter.