Cotoneaster dammeri

Scientific name: Cotoneaster dammeri

Synonym: Cotoneaster humifusa , Cotoneaster humifusus


Common names: “Bearberry cotoneaster”

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub


Zone: 5-8

Light: Full sun – light shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Any

Moisture: Well drained , drought tolerant, less berries with less moisture


Plant Size: H 6-8″ W 8-10′, vigorous prostrate

Leaf and Stem shape: Small, rounded veiny leaves

Flower: Small white flowers in early summer, followed by bright red berries

Pruning: Very little required but can cut anywhere and cut back hard

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Groundcover, low hedging, rock gardens, coastal cottage, erosion control

Propagate: By layering, seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer resistant

Comments: Easy to grow and maintain, covers a lot of ground and spreads over rocks, somewhat thuggish as it takes over an area quite efficiently


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