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  • Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb' 1 Gallon
  • Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb' 1 Gallon

Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb' 1 Gallon

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This one may have small leaves and be short in stature, but its bright fall foliage and intricate branching pattern make it a standout in the garden.

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Cotoneaster is often thought of as a ho-hum garden basic, but 'Tom Thumb' Creeping Cotoneaster deserves a second glance and more. It is certainly an excellent ground cover and often is used on hillsides for erosion control. But placed in container planters, hanging baskets, or on retaining walls, 'Tom Thumb' will cascade down the sides, providing a lovely green carpet of foliage in the spring and summer, a display of brilliant red leaves in the fall, then an intricate herringbone pattern of bare branches over the winter. Deer-resistant and drought tolerant once established, Creeping Cotoneaster is an easy-care addition to the garden.  

Common Name Tom Thumb Cotoneaster, Creeping Cotoneaster, Tom Thumb Cranberry Cotoneaster
Mature Size 1 foot tall, 4 -6 feet wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness -30 ° F
Characteristics Deciduous, deer-resistant, drought tolerant once established, beautiful fall foliage
Light Full sun to partial sun
Structure Ground cover
Bloom Color White, turning into small red berries in the fall
Bloom Time Summer
Uses Ground cover, rock gardens, container planters, hanging baskets, retaining walls, mass plantings
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