Cotoneaster dammeri 'Eichholz'Item #2910 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ko-to-ne-AS-ter DAM-er-iDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationGrows 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:The genus Cotoneaster translates from the Latin for quince-like, which described the leaves of some species.
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