Cotoneaster dammeri, Bearberry Cotoneaster

Size: groundcover, 1.5" tall, 6" wide

Buds: brown to gray, usually appressed, weakly imbricate,, two outer bud scales part to expose hairy interior

Leaves: semi-evergreen in northern gardens, alternate, .33-1.25" long, .25-.63" wide, simple, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, glossy dark green above, dull green to red-purple when mature

Flowers: perfect, white, .33-.5" diameter, solitary or in pairs, in late spring or early summer

Fruit: .25" diameter, bright red pome, typically sparse on species

Habit: very low growing, prostrate