Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Thymifolius'

A plant to make you fall in love with miniature gardening all over again.  Tiny glossy green leaves adorn the slender arching stems.  Typically a low spreading shrub, plants can be pruned to a standard ("tree-like" form) by removing the lowest "limbs" as it grows to create a longer "trunk".  Each year, little white blooms are followed by long lasting round red berries.  Almost resembles a miniature old apple tree with its silvery knobby trunk, irregular branches, and showy red fruit.  A charming addition for miniature farm and country scenes and traditional fairy gardens.  These plants have a distinctive asymetrical shape - angled stem and overhanging canopy, like the number 7.  Plants are about 7-9" tall above the soil, growing in 3.5"h x 4"diameter pots.  Popular plant for bonsai.

  • Easy to grow and adaptable
  • Trim as needed to maintain shape (typically grows 2-4" per year)
  • Appreciates moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate drier conditions
  • Grow in full sun to bright shade (afternoon shade is appreciated in hotter/drier climates)
  • Cold hardy to Zone 5
  • Recommended for outdoor gardens only



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Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Thymifolius'
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  • Item #: PLANT607.2ComThPB
Price $19.95
Availability Out-of-Stock