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PlantFiles: Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

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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)
Cultivar: Little Gem
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tom Thumb)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative karepkg On Sep 18, 2011, karepkg from Springfield, MO wrote:

I had 3 of these in my MO (zone6a with hot humid summers) garden and they all died from what may have been spider mites(tiny black specks and webs). Weekly spray with soapy water controlled them a bit but they were more bother than they were worth!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Esparto, California
Pollock Pines, California
Edgewater, Colorado
Bull Valley, Illinois
Northfield, Illinois
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Hayesville, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia



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