Thyme Leaf Cotoneaster on Standard - Cotoneaster microphylla 'Thymifolius'

Regular price $19.99

A darling little shrub for the miniature garden that has been trained "on standard," which means that trunk. :o) Keep the pompom on top trimmed in a ball shape, or train it to create a canopy. A whimsical fairy garden tree or railroad garden.

It is highly coveted as a tree for the miniature garden because the foliage is in-scale AND the pretty spring flowers turn into berries for the summer and it looks like an apple tree.

Easy Pruning/Maintenance: Trim wayward branches or any branch that is growing downwards. Pinch off any new growth along the trunk.

  • White or pinkish flowers in the summer followed by red inedible berries
  • Trees are about 12" tall
  • Great for in-ground or containers
  • Also known as 'Thyminifolia'
  • Full sun to part 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
  • Regular water, let dry out to damp to avoid over-watering
  • Growth rate estimated at 3" to 5" per year, but can to be pruned
  • Spreading growth habit
  • An outdoor plant
  • Comes in a 4" pot



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