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Little Dipper® Cotoneaster procumbens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
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Little Dipper® Cotoneaster procumbens
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

A reliable groundcover with style!

Little Dipper cotoneaster is an easy solution to covering large areas of bare ground quickly, inexpensively, and, most important, beautifully. This sprawling shrub is a galaxy of tiny white, five-petaled flowers in spring, which give way to cheery red fruits through summer. Finely textured foliage makes it a restful visual presence in the landscape. It's also a good choice for cascading over retaining walls and high bed edges.

Top reasons to grow Little Dipper cotoneaster:

- Low maintenance groundcover.

- White flowers in spring, red fruit in summer and fall.

- Fine branches and tiny leaves create an appealing texture.

Produces Berries
Deadheading Not Necessary
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Spreading
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Lawn Substitute
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Maintenance Notes: 

This trouble-free plant requires almost nothing from its owner. It cannot tolerate being stepped on, so should be planted away from foot traffic. Pay attention to spacing so that it does not grow into lawns or walkways as it matures. If you need to trim it, do so after blooming.

Fun Facts: 

You could hardly be blamed for wanting to say "cotton-easter" based on the spelling of this plant's name, but it is actually pronounced "Cot-oh-KNEE-aster."

Little Dipper® Cotoneaster procumbens 'Gerald' USPP 22,760, Can PBRAF
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