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COTONEASTER salicifolius (EMERALD CARPET™)

Image of Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Moner' (EMERALD CARPET™)

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

COTONEASTER salicifolius 'Moner'(EMERALD CARPET™)

Plant Common Name

Emerald Carpet™ Willowleaf Cotoneaster, Willowleaf Cotoneaster

General Description

Willowleaf cotoneaster is a graceful evergreen that arches and spreads that is native to the Himalayas, northern India and China. Willowleaf cotoneaster widely varies between its cultivars in regards to its size and growth habit.

The cultivar 'Moner' or 'Emerald Carpet' is a low compact, creeping form with smaller oval leaves that reveals white blossoms in spring and bright red, elongated berries from fall to winter. Prefers full to part sun and well draining sandy loam. Plant in rock gardens or as an underplanting for large shrubs and small trees.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

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

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm (12)

  • Width

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m (8)

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    India, Nepal, China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, 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)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Purple, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • 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

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes