• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cotoneaster dammeri

Bearberry cotoneaster

Bearberry cotoneaster

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Bearberry cotoneaster

  • Synonyms Cotoneaster humifusa
    Cotoneaster humifusus

  • Genus Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species C. dammeri is a vigorous, prostrate evergreen shrub spreading to 2m, with small, rounded veiny leaves and small white flowers in early summer, followed by bright red berries

  • Plant range China (Hubei)

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained, dry situations in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Low Maintenance Ground Cover Banks and Slopes

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests Can get aphids and brown scale

Diseases May suffer from fireblight

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