Thyme-Leaf Cotoneaster, Pre-Bonsai
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Thyme-Leaf Cotoneaster, Pre-Bonsai - Cotoneaster microphylla 'Thymifolius'

The Thyme-Leaf Cotoneaster in a Pre-Bonsai form. Keep it trimmed to maintain that shape, or train it to go in a different direction as the branches grow. Very fun. Very tough. Full sun & drought tolerate - and you get flowers too.

White flowers in spring are followed by red berries for a fall and winter display. The berries can stand-in for apples in a miniature garden. 

  • White or pinkish flowers in the summer followed by red inedible berries
  • Trees are about 8" tall
  • Great for in-ground or containers
  • Also known as 'Thyminifolia'
  • Needs full sun, in desert areas shelter it from the hot sun.
  • Cold hardy in Zones 5 to 9, or to -20F
  • Heat zones 8 - 6
  • Needs well-drained soil
  • Growth rate estimated at 3" to 5" per year, but can to be pruned anytime
  • Spreading growth habit
  • Regular water, let dry out to damp to avoid overwatering
  • An outdoor plant
  • Comes in a 4" pot



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Thyme-Leaf Cotoneaster, Pre-Bonsai

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