Cotoneaster X Hessei

This is a sprawling, low-growing deciduous shrub often used as a groundcover. The arching branches are covered with small, glossy green leaves that stay fresh the whole growing season. The tiny red-pink flowers appear in spring and attract bees. They are followed by bright-red fruits that remain eye-catching into winter. It prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil. An established plant will tolerate drought but all fare poorly in hot, humid climates.