• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-i
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    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. .
    Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Juniper (Juniperus); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    The genus Cotoneaster translates from the Latin for quince-like, which described the leaves of some species.


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