Cotoneaster, Creeping (Cotoneaster adpressus)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Cotoneaster, Creeping
Cotoneaster adpressus

Creeping Cotoneaster fruit
Creeping Cotoneaster fruit
Small pink flowers in late spring and bright red fruit in late summer. There may be some mild red fall color. 
Full sun to partial shade. Prefers a moist, well drained soil, but will tolerate some dryness. 
  • 'Little Gem'-grows only 6 inches tall.
Mature Height
12-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - June
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Insect Relative Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Fireblight and spider mites are coomon problems.
Additional Notes
Growth rate is slow.


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Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic