Eichholz Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Eichholz'

A very low-growing, wide-spreading groundcover with highly ornamental berries. Glossy, bright green leaves provide rich autumn color as they turn to gold to orange-red. Small white spring flowers develop into showy red fruit in fall. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-i
LoreThe genus Cotoneaster translates from the Latin for quince-like, which described the leaves of some species.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasExcellent cover for a gentle slope or for filling long planting areas near a walkway. A great plant for nestling boulders, particularly rocky outcroppings in association with waterfalls. Makes an interesting container plant for semi-bonsai looks and modern applications. .
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitProstrate
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Juniper (Juniperus); Rose (Rosa)

Grows easily in average to poor, well-drained soils. Space 5 to 6 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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