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Creeping Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster adpressus
Creeping Cotoneaster fruit
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage


Spider mites, scale insects, fireblight
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
Mature Height: 1-2 Feet
Mature Width: 4-6 Feet
Features: Small, white flowers tipped with pink in spring; summer leaves are small but lustrous; small, bright red fruit in late summer and autumn; autumn color is red.
Culture: Full sun; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate dryness; tolerates alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Low, spreading form that roots along the branches where they touch the ground; stiff branches.
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Red
 
Additional Notes: Because of its low stature this shrub can be used as a ground cover or in rock gardens.

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