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Cotoneaster dammeri, horizontal

How high does this plant grow, can I clip or prune to keep low to the ground?



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121

    They stay quite low growing GD - about a foot or maybe two. I don't find they get big in any way, but that might be down to my climate and conditions here. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    They're either very variable or some have got the wrong label. I have one that stays low to the ground and one that is pushing up gradually to make a taller plant (not very tall but taller)

  • I think it will be too tall for the position, I want something that will creep low, at ground level. I already have Creeping Jenny and Perriwinkle, and was looking for something else that would be evergreen.  I have some lovely dianthus that I have grown from seed too.  The position is close to a wall and spreading towards the pond, and will be WELL watered with the new irrigation system.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Do you already have Ajuga,  GD?

    SW Scotland
  • Not that I know of Joyce, what is it? I don't recognize the name.

    Now I have looked at it, and I think I have seen it before, but wouldn't have known the name.  Do you have it growing in your garden?

    Last edited: 19 February 2017 20:38:17

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121

    Bugle is a common name for it GD. Very useful for ground cover and will take sun if it's moist enough  - which it should be there  image

    There's a good few varieties, but they have little spikes of blue flowers and most have dark purpley foliage 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Fairy has given you the info GD.image Yes, I have it in two areas.....the purple leaf one  Easily controlled.

    SW Scotland
  • I think we actually have a small snippet of it growing at the side of our very small pond, I don't remember planting it, perhaps a bird dropped the seed. So it does thrive in cooler climates too Joyce? Would the plant actually grow in a pond - in a few inches of water?

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    GD, it's totally hardy here.  Sorry, but I have no idea re it growing in water,,,,,,someone will know!!!

    SW Scotland
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,592

    I have dammeri growing here and it's so low you can walk on it.

    Forgive the weeds growing through it. image


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