Cotoneaster dammeri 'Eichholz'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Excellent 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. .|
|Companion Plants||Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Juniper (Juniperus); Rose (Rosa)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The genus Cotoneaster translates from the Latin for quince-like, which described the leaves of some species.|
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