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A vigorous, prostrate evergreen shrub spreading to 2m, with small, rounded shiny leaves and small white flowers in early summer, followed by bright red berries. Cotoneaster dammeri is a dense, semi-evergreen, compact grower that produces brilliant red berries and is easy to grow. It works well as a ground cover, as a foundation plant, as edging in front of beds or borders, in rock gardens and cascading over banks and retaining walls.  Branches root when they contact soil.

Sun Exposure:  prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade

Soil type: clay, sand,

Soil PH:  acidic or neutral

Soil Moisture: average to dry (well drained) drought tolerant when established but occasional watering helps set fruit.

Care level:  Easy

Flower color: white followed by bright red berries in fall.  

Bloom time: late spring

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: Ground Cover, Foundation, Edging, alpine and rock, on slopes and rock walls,  Attracts Bees and birds,, fall interest

Flower head size: medium

Height: 20-30 cm (8-12 inches)

Spread: 1.83 m (6 feet’)Growth Rate: medium

Cotoneaster Dammeri, Bearberry,  Zones 5-8