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COTONEASTER microphyllus 'Emerald Spray'
Emerald Spray Littleleaf Cotoneaster, Littleleaf Cotoneaster
The distinctive arching branches and dense foliage of ‘Emerald Spray’ offer this tough evergreen shrub extra appeal. Littleleaf cotoneaster is a spreading low-maintenance shrub that originates from the Himalayas, northern India and China. It has a low-growing habit with dense interlacing branches that arch gracefully giving the plant a soft appearance.
In spring, littleleaf cotoneaster produces tiny single rose-like flowers of pale-pink. These appear among the small dense dark green leaves. Masses of brilliant red berries appear in fall and last through winter. The bright fruits appeal to hungry birds and garden admirers alike.
Grow Cotoneaster in full to partial sun and average to fertile well-drained sandy loam. Once established, it will tolerate dry conditions. Littleleaf cotoneaster withstands pruning, even bonsai, but looks best if its natural habit is encouraged and it's not sheared. Plant it in a large space where it can spread. It may be planted for erosion control or in a low maintenance sunny garden or foundation planting. It is also suited to oceanside landscapes
because it demonstrates good tolerance to salt spray.
8 - 1
5 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Pink
Green, Gray Green, Dark Green
Gray Green, Dark Green
Alpine, Foundation, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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