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PlantFiles: Creeping Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster adpressus

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotoneaster (kot-on-ee-ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: adpressus (ad-PRESS-us) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Sep 16, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Creeping Cotoneaster is essentially a smaller version of Cranberry Cotoneaster, C. apiculatus. It makes a good groundcover, especially over wall and rocks. Foliage turns red in autumn and the berries stay on the plant nearly all winter, if not eaten by waxwings!



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