Colorful, reliable Coral Beauty Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty') packs big ornamental features in a petite plant. They are fine-textured, low-growing and a single plant will spread quite wide.
Layer in these durable, rugged little broad-leaved evergreen shrubs along the edge of a retaining wall or to spill along the lower end of a tall slope. You'll quickly enjoy a beautiful mat that works hard to suppress weeds and easily ground your plantings.
Coral Beauty Cotoneaster adds a lot of visual interest in the toughest parts of your landscape. Tiny white flowers festoon the densely held, yet graceful and arching, branches in late spring.
All season, you'll enjoy a soft transition plant that easily grounds the look of your plantings. Watch how fast they'll develop into a solid carpet of dark green, lustrous foliage that shines in the sun.
In fall, leaves burnish into an eye-catching Merlot red. Include these groundcovers in a prominent spot. You'll want everyone to see these small shrubs.
Beyond the beautiful fall color, the autumn plant is punctuated with a wonderfully showy display of outstanding coral-colored berries. The berries truly "pop" against the dark wine-colored foliage.
The berries look great through late fall, when the last are enjoyed by local songbirds. Use several plants together to create a long ribbon of fall color to tie the look of your entire design together.
You'll rave about these hard-working plants that give so much, but ask for little in return. Order Coral Beauty Cotoneaster from Nature Hills this season and gain a lovely accent at ground level.
These sun-loving small plants can brighten some of the most modern landscape situations, including controlling erosion on terraced areas. They also easily soften up harsh, concrete retaining walls.
Plant them close to the lip of the wall, and encourage the long, multi-branched new growth to spill down below. Soon enough, you'll enjoy a reliable show in all seasons.
Use Coral Beauty on a slope to create a noteworthy focal point in your landscape. Depending on the height of your slope, you could consider a solid mass planting.
Or, use it on the lower one-third of the hill as a colorful transition. Save larger, spreading plants like Sumac or Rugosa Roses for the upper two-thirds.
Add sculptural Yucca, the funky texture of native Baptisia and vertical height from tall Ornamental Grasses into the mix. It won't take long to grow together and look very well established.
Filter our site for the sun exposure, growing zone and desired height and spread. Enjoy coming up with your own plant combinations to enliven your hill into a wonderful garden feature.
For a solid carpet, plant them three and a half feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Stagger additional rows as needed to cover your ground. Mulch between the plants and keep new mass plantings weeded.
Keep your Coral Beauty Cotoneaster happy and healthy with a spot in full sun. It needs at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.
It performs best in well-drained soil. Water it regularly for best performance and longest life.
In the coldest Zones it is rated for, consider a sheltered spot away from the worst of the winter winds. You could also try blocking the wind with a taller stand of Sumac behind it.
It does hold its leaves in most years, with a possible exception. In Zone 5 or 6, it may be semi-evergreen and hold leaves on the branch tips; while dropping the rest in cold and exposed situations.
Very gently rake your plants in early spring to clean them up from leaf litter. You can also carefully use a leaf blower...which makes the job more fun.
Prune wayward branches back below the outline of the canopy after the pretty flowers are passed.The goal of pruning should be to reduce the size, while retaining the true mounded and arching growth habit.
Other than that, no special care is required for these low-growing shrubs. These ground cover plants are durable, charming and easy plants that will cover your ground with color.
Don't miss this year's crop. Coral Beauty Cotoneaster is a perfect choice. Order from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|