- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
- Height 6-12 Inches Tall
- Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun Sun
A beautiful, reliable, fast growing alternative ground cover. The Little Dipper Cotoneaster is a low maintenance shrub that will help your landscape pop. Adding to its charm this plant produces white flowers in the spring and red berries in the summer. The Little Dipper is deer resistant and has a short growth habit ensuring it usability for ground cover.
The Little Dipper Cotoneaster is a deciduous plant, meaning its green foliage returns year after year. In the spring, petite white blooms sprout. Following in the summer red berries take their place. The height of the Little Dipper Cotoneaster reaches six-twelve inches and has a spread of three to four feet. This plant is perfect for ground cover to prevent erosion and weeds, as a border plant, in containers as a spiller plant, and it does well with mass planting.
Little Dipper Cotoneaster Care
Maintenance for the Little Dipper Cotoneaster is simple, it requires little care. Plant in full sun to part sun, ensuring it receives 4-6 hours of sun per day. This plant has average water needs and requires well drained soil. Plant away from foot traffic, as it cannot tolerate foot traffic of any kind. Pruning is not necessary. If trimming is desired, trim after bloom season.
Little Dipper Cotoneaster Spacing
Due to its massive spread and to ensure the health of your Little Dipper Cotoneaster and prevent crowding, spacing should be 4’-5’, center on center. Proper spacing for this plant is especially important when planting as a border plant and for use as a ground cover.
Interesting Fact(s) - These are actually pronounced "Cot-oh-KNEE-aster", not "cotton-easter."
Little Dipper Cotoneaster Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 6-12 Inches|
|Spread: 3-4 Feet|
|Spacing: 4-5 Feet|
|Blooms On: Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Little Dipper® Cotoneaster procumbens 'Gerald' USPP 22,760|
|Common Name: Little Dipper® Cotoneaster|
|Other Name(s): n/a|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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Winter to Early Spring
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Fall into Winter
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