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Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast' - Bearberry Cotoneaster
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast' (Bearberry Cotoneaster) - This is an evergreen groundcover that grows only 1 foot tall and spreads to about 12 feet by trailing stems, which root as they touch the ground. White flowers in the spring are followed by bright red berries. Grows in full sun or part shade. Drought tolerant. It is hardy to -10 to -20 degrees F (USDA Zone 5). It is very similar in appearance to C. dammeri 'Coral Beauty', however this selection grows a little taller and spreads wider with redder berries. We have heard from some gardeners in the Pacific Northwest that claim that for them this plant gets over 3 feet tall but we have not observed this in southern California, in fact most plantings we see have been sheared young and are completely prostrate - no taller than 1 to 2 inches. The name for the genus is derived from the Latin words 'cotone', an old name for the quince plant, and the suffix 'aster' means "resembling".  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast'.