The Cotoneaster Bearberry ‘Cotoneaster dammeri’ is a dark green evergreen shrub with glossy leaves. This rapid growing shrub prefers moist well drained soil but it is quite tolerant of a range of soil conditions. Small white flowers appear in the spring and some small red fruit will be produced in the fall. Bearberry is great as a ground cover and is a very easy plant to grow. The foliage will turn a dull dark green to reddish purple in winter.