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Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

Also called Little Gem Cranberry Cotoneaster


More About Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

  • AKA Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Little Gem'
  • Small, pink flowers
  • Red berries in late summer, frequently persist into the winter
  • Small, glossy, green leaves turn amber to burgundy in the fall
  • Mounding, spreading habit re-roots for an effective, ground cover
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Pink,White
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Tom Thumb Cotoneaster Growing and Maintenance Tips

This plant will tolerate many types of soil i.e. rock or dry, but not moist, low areas. It grows best in full sun and will tolerate some light shade.  


Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

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