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Eichholz Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Eichholz'

Pronunciation: ko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-i
SKU #02910
5-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
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. .
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Juniper (Juniperus); Rose (Rosa)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The genus Cotoneaster translates from the Latin for quince-like, which described the leaves of some species.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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