Cotoneaster dammeri 'Mooncreeper'

Bearberry Cotoneaster

Plant Type:


Cotoneaster dammeri 'Mooncreeper' - Excellent green foliage with a satiny gloss cloak this wide ranging mat forming selection of Bearberry Cotoneaster. Cute white five-petaled flowers stud the stems in spring and give way to small bright red pomes in the late season. Will be evergreen in sheltered spots. Evergreen anywhere planted towards the southern end of its range. Will form an impressive ground covering shrub. Would be smartly utilized on a slope. Fertile draining soil in sun. Add a handful of dolomitic limestone to the planting hold. The species comes from China; where 'Mooncreeper' was selected... well, we're uncertain. Established shrub from cutting.


1-3 in


30-36 in




5 to 7(8)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Cotoneaster dammeri 'Mooncreeper'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Bank
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Foundation
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster (pronounced Cuh-toe-nee-AZ-tuhr) as a genus has been ignored in recent years. I have found it odd that plants go in and out of fashion. From my humble standpoint a good plant is a good plant in any generation. Some Cotoneasters are virtually evergreen, others deciduous. Most have terrific fall foliage color. All have pretty flowers usually followed by a beautiful fruit set – many hold fruit well into winter. They are good wildlife plants for many species of birds relish the fruits. They prefer fertile soil but demonstrate moderate drought tolerance once settled in. However, if you cheat these members of the Rosaceae too much they will languish. All of our offerings are cutting grown.