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Posted by plf333 z6 Ca (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 12:32

Would love to know what this is. It's a small leafed, ground spreader, gets red berries. Can it grow from cuttings?
Thanks for any info. Peg


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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi?


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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, aka bearberry, aka kinnickinnick. It's a manzanita relative, and is native to California -- as well as planted in the garden.


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Cortoneaster horizontalis I would say. If we could see the plant's habit it would help. But the berries appear to be Cotoneaster.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 14:20

Yes, a cotoneaster. According to the Fryer/Hylmo cotoneaster book several species are grown as C. horizontalis.

The berries are the least obviously different part from those of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, starting with the leaves.


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COtoneaster - obviously. Sorry. I don't know the Arctostaphylos so could only really go on the berries as definite from pictures.


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Note that the Cotoneaster horizontalis mentioned can get knee to waist high over time, whereas bearberry will stay more of a ground cover. The berries of both plants are not tasty. If low groundcover is your desire, find an exact replacement or try cuttings or perhaps seedlings.


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Best way to propagate Cotoneaster is by layering. Put a brick or a rock on one of the low branches so it is in contact with moist soil, wait a year, clip off from the mother plant and then replant it where you want it to grow.


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