LITTLE DIPPER®

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster procumbens

'Gerald'

USPP 22,760

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Little Dipper Cotoneaster draped at edge of border with blooming Weigela Thick blanket of flowering Little Dipper Cotoneaster Border of groundcover Little Dipper Cotoneaster Close up of white flowering Little Dipper Cotoneaster Close up of Little Dipper Cotoneaster's red fruit
  • Unique texture
  • Deer resistant
  • Versatile habit
Description

Now a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® variety! Little Dipper® cotoneaster is low growing, thick matted plant with very fine, appealing texture. White flowers in spring and red berries in late summer provide appeal from spring through fall. Its dense, low habit makes it less prone to catching debris compared to other cotoneasters.

USDA Zone
5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
6 - 12"
Width
4 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Tolerates sandy soils, clay soils, and anything in between. Not finicky about fertility or pH.

Pruning

Seldom needed, but may be pruned selectively in early spring. Blooms on old wood, so pruning will remove flowers and subsequent fruiting.

Uses

Cotoneaster offers a lot of versatility in the garden - it's a peerless groundcover, edging plant, or rock garden plant. It's also useful for planting on walls to accentuate its strongly cascading habit.

Growing Tips

Cotoneaster may be grown as a standard as well as a low, ground-hugging shrub. Good sun and air circulation ensure a healthy, handsome plant.