‘Tom Thumb’ Cotoneaster

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Compact little evergreen shrub or groundcover. Semi-evergreen. Dark green leaves. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Moderate grower to 1-2' tall and spreads up to 5' wide.


Little white flower in summer.

Special Interest:

The best feature of this plant is the bright red berries in the fall and persisting until winter. Best used as a barrier, border, ground cover, erosion control, espalier, firescaping, hedge, mass planting, rock and wildlife gardens. 

Care Information:

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but does not do well in hot, humid climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: summer after flowering.