Thyme Leaf Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster microphylla 'Thymifolius'

Regular price $16.99

A darling little shrub for the miniature garden, fairy garden or bonsai. 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. Train it to look like an apple tree by keeping it trimmed into a tree-shape.

Spring flowers turn into berries for the summer.

Plants are about 4" tall right now - March 8, 2019.

  • White or pinkish flowers in the summer followed by red inedible berries
  • Trees are 4" to 5" tall in 4" pots
  • 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
  • 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

PRO-TIP: Prune no more than 1/3 of the tree off at one time. Allow the tree to recover (wait to see new growth) before taking more off or you may kill the tree.


Parcel post takes 7 to 10 days and puts a lot of stress on the trees during transit. We cannot guarantee any plants shipped this way - but it is your choice to make during checkout.

We recommend Priority Mail for a safe - and guaranteed - journey.

The shipping in this secure shopping cart is automatically calculated, all shipping charges are double-checked to ensure accuracy.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Janit at, or call 206-352-0494.

We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and Alaska.

We are certified by the USDA.



From Roselle in NC

"Tell Steve he is the best packer ever. I have already planted everything 
and it looks great."