Botanical Name: Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast'
Common Name: Lowfast Bearberry Cotoneaster  
Plant photo of: Cotoneaster dammeri 'Lowfast'
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Winter, Summer, Fall


Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features



Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

Lowfast Cotoneaster is a vigorous evergreen ground cover Ift high and spreading by rooting branches up to 10-15 ft. It has showy red berries that appear in fall and winter. It is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies - Cornflower Farms
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.