Ground Cover

Cotoneaster ‘Tom Thumb’

Botanical Name: Cotoneaster horizontalis ‘Tom Thumb’
Common Name: Cotoneaster ‘Tom Thumb’
Zone: 5-8
Height Average: 12-15″
Spread Average: 4-5′
Habit: Closely branched, dense spreading mound ground cover
Culture: Sun to part sun
Foliage: Small, dark green turning to red/purple in fall
Flower: Rosy pink May-June, fruit bright red in fall
Comments: Perfect for a rock garden or bonsai

 

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Cotoneaster ‘Coral Beauty’

Botanical Name: Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’
Common Name: Cotoneaster ‘Coral Beauty’
Zone: 6-8
Height Average: 12″
Spread Average: 3′
Habit: Spreading with branches often rooting in moist soil
Culture: Sun to part sun
Foliage: Dark green
Flower: White blooms in April, fruit is bright red from fall to winter
Comments: Good ground cover for banks and slopes, grows well in rock gardens

 

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Rose ‘Chateau Merlot’ Red Carpet

Botanical Name: Rosa hybrida ‘Chateau Merlot’
Common Name: Rose ‘Chateau Merlot’ Red Carpet
Zone: 5-8
Height Average: 2′
Spread Average: 3-5′
Habit: Low, spreading compact ground cover
Culture: Full sun
Foliage: Small glossy dark green leaves with red new growth
Flower: Double dark red blooms from spring till frost
Comments: Excellent ground cover rose with compact habit and strong stems, pest and disease resistant

 

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