Tom Thumb Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ko-to-ne-AS-ter a-pik-u-LA-tus|
|Lore||The name Cotoneaster derives from cotoneum, a Latin name for the quince, and the suffix -aster, meaning 'resembling'.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 ft wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Erosion Control, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Magnolia (Magnolia); Rose (Rosa); Juniper (Juniperus); Dogwood (Cornus); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7