Tom Thumb Creeping Cotoneaster

Tom Thumb Creeping Cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Tom Thumb'

Tom Thumb, or Little Gem, is a dense creeping cotoneaster that forms a low mound 4-8 inches tall, but after many years can slowly rise to a foot or so in height, if never pruned, and it can easily spread 4-6 feet. Arching branches are covered with small, shiny leaves that turn red in the fall, when it also puts out dark-red, 1/4î fruit that holds its color throughout the winter. Tom Thumb does not like the heat of Zone 8, but once it has established a good root system it will no longer require heavy mulch. *Seldom Damaged by Deer*

 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub, groundcover
foliage Type Deciduous
Height < 1 ft
Spread 4-8 ft
Shape Creeping, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, dark
Seasonal foliage Color Red
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color White
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Moist, well-drained soil