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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Light Pink
  • White
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Slow
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Green
  • Dark Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Understory Planting
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Cotoneaster is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Tom Thumb'

Buy Tom Thumb Cotoneaster online. A dense creeping plant forming a low mound to 18 inches tall with bright dark green foliage. Dark red ¼ inch fruit in early fall. A beautiful ground cover spreading 4 to 6 feet.

Mature Height:

18 Inches

Mature Spread:

4-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Cotoneaster

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2298

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(200 units available now - R)

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 9763

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 4186

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(776 units available now - SGR)

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