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Products > Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast'
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
Summer Dry: 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". 

Information about Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.