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Tom Thumb Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

Pronunciation: ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-pik-u-LA-tus
SKU #02855
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OVERVIEW
Description Tiny glossy leaves grace the arching branches of this tidy, compact variety. Spreads as a dense mound requiring little to no pruning to maintain its shape, making it an excellent low-maintenance groundcover. Offers bright red to burgundy fall foliage hues. Grows well in poor soils, including dry areas and clay. Semi-evergreen to deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 ft wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Espalier, Hedge, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Plant en masse over a wide area to create a weed-blocking groundcover. Works well in rock gardens as a backdrop for plants with blue-green or red foliage. Place near plants with larger foliage to add a contrasting texture.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Magnolia (Magnolia); Rose (Rosa); Juniper (Juniperus); Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but does not do well in hot, humid climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring.
HISTORY
Lore The name Cotoneaster derives from cotoneum, a Latin name for the quince, and the suffix -aster, meaning 'resembling'.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.