Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
This is a sprawling, low-growing deciduous shrub often used as a groundcover. The arching branches are covered with small, glossy green leaves that stay fresh the whole growing season. The tiny red-pink flowers appear in spring and attract bees. They are followed by bright-red fruits that remain eye-catching into winter. It prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil. An established plant will tolerate drought but all fare poorly in hot, humid climates.
This is a handsome groundcover for adding variety to foundation plantings, for spilling over rocks and retaining walls and covering dry, sunny spots. It may be planted in groups and is best used in good-sized planting areas, or to block foot traffic. Happy plants need little pruning.
Nurseries offer this shrub by several names, including Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Hessei,' Cotoneaster 'Hessei,' and Cotoneaster x hessei .
7 - 3
4 - 7
A3, 2b, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm (14)
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m (5)
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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