Cotoneaster astrophoros
  • Cotoneaster astrophoros
  • Cotoneaster astrophoros

Cotoneaster astrophoros


(Ground cover Cotoneaster) An uncommon creeping shrub, Cotoneaster astrophoros is evergreen and forms a compact mat, studded with white, star-like flowers in spring.

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An uncommon weeping shrub, Cotoneaster astrophoros is evergreen and forms a compact mat, studded with white, star-like flowers in spring. These pretty flowers are followed by masses of beautiful, shiny red fruit in autumn.

This plant is more slow growing than Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' and nearly every garden has room for one or more, whether trailing over the edge of a stone trough or container or growing over a low wall. Can be planted in groups for ground cover.

  • Position: Full sun or shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Cotoneaster astrophoros grows to be a trailing, spreading ground cover plant..
    • Height: 20 - 30 cm (up to 1 ft).
    • Spread: 75 - 100 cm (up to 3 ft).
  • Notes: This plant was formerly called Cotoneaster x 'Teulon Porter'.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade, Shade
Eventual Size
Ground Cover
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy
Special Features
Evergreen, Suitable for Containers

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