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Cotoneaster adpressus (Creeping cotoneaster)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cotoneaster adpressus

Other names

Creeping cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. adpressus - C. adpressus is a prostrate, deciduous shrub. Its branches are clothed with rounded, opposite leaves and interspersed with small white flowers in summer. In autumn, it bears scarlet berries whilst its foliage turns red.


Cotoneaster adpressus is: Deciduous

Habit

Creeping, Dense, Prostrate

Toxicity

Fruit can cause stomach upset if eaten.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Woolly aphid Scale insects , Woolly aphid

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or group 13 if wall-trained.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cotoneaster adpressus (Creeping cotoneaster) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates dry situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cotoneaster adpressus

Other names

Creeping cotoneaster

Genus

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster

Species

C. adpressus - C. adpressus is a prostrate, deciduous shrub. Its branches are clothed with rounded, opposite leaves and interspersed with small white flowers in summer. In autumn, it bears scarlet berries whilst its foliage turns red.

Native to

Western China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Creeping, Dense, Prostrate

Toxicity

Fruit can cause stomach upset if eaten.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Woolly aphid

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or group 13 if wall-trained.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cotoneaster adpressus (Creeping cotoneaster) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates dry situations.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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