Variegated Rock Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ko-to-ne-AS-ter hor-i-zon-TA-lis var-i-e-GA-tus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Lovely white variegation on this valuable low growing shrub. Plant as a groundcover or where it can spread its herringbone branches up against the wall. Pruning damages its fine form. Red berries are a fine addition to the winter landscape.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Plant against a partial shade wall with big leaf foliage plants like Hosta and Heuchera. Use as a sunny groundcover with a background of taller perennials and shrubs that offset the berries like Penstemmon, Heavenly Bamboo, Smoke Tree, and Yucca.|
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: 6-7