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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem' /Little Gem Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'   / Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'
Ground cover planting cascading over a raised retaining wall
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Ground cover planting cascading over a raised retaining wall

Ground cover planting

Close-up of small leaves arranged tightly along stems

Very low mat growth habit

Attractive ground cover planting at the North Carolina Arboretum

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Scientific Name: Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'
Common Name: Little Gem Cotoneaster
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: Wonderful as a ground cover and in foundation plantings. It has tolerance to dry conditions and salts in the soil. Cannot tolerate the hot humid conditions of the lower South. Plant in full sunlight and in a well drained soil. Excellent plant for planters and adjacent to retaining wall so the branches can hang over the sides of the container or the walls.