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COTONEASTER dammeri 'Streibs Findling'

Image of Cotoneaster dammeri 'Streibs Findling'

Maureen Gilmer

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

COTONEASTER dammeri 'Streibs Findling'

Plant Common Name

Bearberry Cotoneaster, Streibs Findling Cotoneaster

General Description

Streibs Findling cotoneaster is a vigorous, evergreen shrub with a very low, spreading habit and abundant decorative red fruits in fall. Selected from a central China native, it matures at a much lower height and has smaller leaves than the species. Its mildly glossy green foliage is accompanied in late spring by enormous numbers of tiny white flowers. In fall the branches fill with red berries and by winter the foliage takes on a purplish hue in the cold.

Bearberry cotoneaster grows best in moist, well-drained soil and full or partial sun, but it is adaptable to many soil types. It is an ideal ground cover for rockeries or low banks, or along the edge of a stone patio or walk. In time, with an excessive growth of twigs, it can become an unkempt plant. Prune to keep it shapely--it will not mind. Fireblight and lacebugs can be problems for this species, especially in warmer areas of its hardiness range.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm

  • Width

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Purple, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sienna

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Foundation, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No