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COTONEASTER x suecicus
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Hybrid bearberry cotoneaster is a dwarf evergreen shrub that forms a broad, low mound of shiny, rounded, dark green leaves with colorful berries in fall. It was formed by the cross of two other species,Cotoneaster dammeri with C. conspicuus. In late spring and early summer, tiny rose-shaped white flowers appear on its arching branches which are normally pollinated by bees. Abundant bright orange-red berries mature in fall, attracting birds well into the start of winter, when the foliage becomes slightly bronzed by the cold.
Hybrid bearberry cotoneaster plants excel in full to part sun and moist but well-drained soil, but will tolerate drought once established. This is a great choice for erosion control on slopes, in parking lot medians, or for other places where an attractive, billowing and seasonally-interesting evergreen groundcover is needed. Selection 'Coral Beauty' has magenta or coral-red berries.
8 - 1
5 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
6'-7' / 1.8m - 2.1m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Pink
Red, Orange Red
Dark Green, Bronze
Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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