Tom Thumb Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'
|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.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 ft wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Magnolia (Magnolia); Rose (Rosa); Juniper (Juniperus); Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum)|
|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.|
|Lore||The name Cotoneaster derives from cotoneum, a Latin name for the quince, and the suffix -aster, meaning 'resembling'.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7
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