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Cotoneaster ‘Emerald Sprite’

Cotoneaster x suecicus

Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Emerald Sprite’ is an outstanding new variety coming out of Oregon State University.  Bred for improved fire blight resistance. Boosting deep emerald-green glossy foliage. After 3 years the plant will be loaded with dainty white flowers from spring to summer, followed by colorful orange berries in fall. Ultra-compact habit reaching 1′ x 3′. Ideal use as a boxwood alternative. Thrifty on water use once established. Has performed well at UC Davis trials under drought stress and disease inoculation.

An excellent groundcover choice for landscape developers and homeowners.

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 8 to 12-inches
20 to 30-centimeters
Spread: 24 to 36-inches
61 to 91-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: compact spreading groundcover
Usage: Borders, Containers, Gardens, Ground cover, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Modern landscape
Patent Status: PP 31,719
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
1-gallon: 35 to 44-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 52 to 61-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Cotoneaster ‘Emerald Beauty’