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Wall Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Semi-evergreen shrub
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Pink with white anthers, up to 5mm.
Fruit:
Orange-red berries.
Leaves:
Small, pointed leaves that are shiny on both sides. Dark green on the upper surfaces and paler beneath, turning red in autumn. The leaves are positioned tightly together and are close to the branches. The herringbone structure of the branches make this plant instantly recognisable.
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Foraging Notes:
Toxic to people and pets.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Leaves smell unpleasant but the flowers have a pleasant fragrance.
Other Names:
Rock Spray, Rockspray Cotoneaster, Wall Spray.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Gardens, mountains, roadsides, rocks, walls, wasteland.
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