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Cotoneaster procumbens Little Dipper®
ENLARGE IMAGE Unique ground cover for sun
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Cotoneaster procumbens Little Dipper®

Handsome, hard-working groundcover
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Unique texture with versatile habit
  • Deer Resistant
  • Low growing,fine texture
  • White flowers in Spring - Berries in Fall
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Cotoneaster procumbens Little Dipper® Description

When it comes to low maintenance and season-long interest Little Dipper® cotoneaster has got you covered. It grows low to the ground in a thick, weed-suppressing mat and provides much better texture than mulch ever could, but with the same benefits! Much like mulch, it’s not picky about where its placed, as it adjusts well to all types of soil, pH, and fertility levels. In terms of beauty, it produces a shower of small, five-petaled spring flowers that are followed by dark red berries in fall. Its flowers are produced on old wood and it doesn’t require shaping, so pruning is rarely necessary. If you’ve been looking for a handsome, hard-working ground cover, your search is over!

Special features: Unique texture, salt-tolerant, cold hardy, deer resistant, low maintenance, fall interest, winter interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Cotoneaster Little Dipper®
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter Quart/li>
  • Soil type:
    Most soils
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    6-12" X 4-5'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Deer resistant, salt tolerant, winter interest, fall interest
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: PP22,760



Soil: Will grow in most well-drained soils.
Light:Performs best in full sun, but can handle a little shade with the potential sacrifice of flowers and fruit.
Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy as plants establish. Once established it tolerates dry conditions.
Spacing: 5 feet apart
Fertilizing: Feeding isn't necessary, but if desired apply a light application of rose or all-purpose garden fertilizer in spring.
Winterizing: In the northern part of its range, apply a 2-3" layer of mulch around the base.
Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not necessary. Plants bloom on old wood and berries result from that bloom. So any pruning can be done in early spring, to help shape the plant if needed.