Prostrate Rock Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Perpusillus'

SKU
02945
Tough, easy and adaptable - great for rock gardens and banks! Cool autumn temperatures bring a brilliant flush of fall color to the finely textured, glossy green foliage and highly ornamental red berries. An excellent spreading groundcover with thick intertwining, arching branches. Semi-evergreen in colder areas.
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Botanical Pronunciationko-to-ne-AS-ter hor-i-zon-TA-lis per-pu-SIL-lus
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis Cotoneaster gives a beautiful herringbone effect against a white wall or fence. Don't try to prune into a shape or it will lose its striking silhouette. Also excellent in rockeries where sprays of branches will arch out over the slope.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth Habit22
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Juniper (Juniperus); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rose (Rosa)

Thrives in average to poor, well-drained soils. Space 4 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover; mulch to control weeds until plants fill in. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought in cooler climates. Fertilize in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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