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Tengyueh Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster tengyuehensis

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Plant Profile

Flowering Months:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Also in this family:
Acute Leaf-lobed Lady's-mantle, Alpine Cinquefoil, Alpine Lady's-mantle, Ampfield Cotoneaster, Arran Service Tree, Arran Whitebeam, Barren Strawberry, Bastard Agrimony, Bastard Service Tree, Bearberry Cotoneaster, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Bloody Whitebeam, Bramble, Bristol Whitebeam, Broad-leaved Whitebeam, Broadtooth Lady's-mantle, Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur, Bullace Plum, Bullate Cotoneaster, Burnet Rose, Catacol Whitebeam, Caucasian Lady's-mantle, Cheddar Whitebeam, Cherry Laurel, Cherry Plum, Chinese Photinia, Cloudberry, Clustered Lady's-mantle, Common Agrimony, Common Hawthorn, Common Lady's-mantle, Common Medlar, Common Ninebark, Common Whitebeam, Crab Apple, Creeping Chinese Bramble, Creeping Cinquefoil, Crimean Lady's-mantle, Cultivated Apple, Cultivated Pear, Cut-leaved Blackberry, Damson, Devon Whitebeam, Dewberry, Diel's Cotoneaster, Dog Rose, Doward Whitebeam, Dropwort, Elm-leaved Bramble, English Whitebeam, Entire-leaved Cotoneaster, False Salmonberry, Field Rose, Firethorn, Fodder Burnet, Fragrant Agrimony, Franchet's Cotoneaster, Garden Lady's-mantle, Garden Strawberry, Giant Meadowsweet, Glaucous Dog Rose, Goatsbeard Spiraea, Gough's Rock Whitebeam, Great Burnet, Greengage Plum, Grey-leaved Whitebeam, Hairless Lady's-mantle, Hairy Lady's-mantle, Hautbois Strawberry, Himalayan Blackberry, Himalayan Cotoneaster, Himalayan Whitebeam, Hoary Cinquefoil, Hollyberry Cotoneaster, Hupeh Rowan, Hybrid Cinquefoil, Hybrid Geum, Irish Whitebeam, Japanese Cherry, Japanese Quince, Japanese Rose, Jew's Mallow, Juneberry, Lancaster Whitebeam, Late Cotoneaster, Least Lady's-mantle, Least Whitebeam, Leigh Woods Whitebeam, Ley's Whitebeam, Liljefor's Whitebeam, Littleleaf Cotoneaster, Llangollen Whitebeam, Llanthony Whitebeam, Lleyn Cotoneaster, Loganberry, Many-flowered Rose, Margaret's Whitebeam, Marsh Cinquefoil, Meadowsweet, Midland Hawthorn, Mougeot's Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Mountain Avens, Mountain Sibbaldia, Moupin's Cotoneaster, No Parking Whitebeam, Ocean Spray, Orange Whitebeam, Pale Bridewort, Pale Lady's-mantle, Parsley Piert, Pirri-pirri-bur, Plymouth Pear, Portuguese Laurel, Purple-flowered Raspberry, Quince, Raspberry, Rock Cinquefoil, Rock Lady's-mantle, Rock Whitebeam, Round-leaved Dog Rose, Round-leaved Whitebeam, Rum Cherry, Russian Cinquefoil, Salad Burnet, Sargent's Rowan, Scannell's Whitebeam, Service Tree, Sharp-toothed Whitebeam, Sherard's Downy Rose, Shining Lady's-mantle, Ship Rock Whitebeam, Short-styled Rose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Silver Lady's-mantle, Silverweed, Slender Parsley Piert, Slender-spined Bramble, Small-flowered Sweetbriar, Small-leaved Sweetbriar, Soft Downy Rose, Somerset Whitebeam, Sorbaria, Sour Cherry, Southern Downy Rose, Southern Lady's-mantle, Spineless Acaena, Spring Cinquefoil, St. Lucie's Cherry, Steeplebush, Stern's Cotoneaster, Stirton's Whitebeam, Stone Bramble, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Swedish Service Tree, Swedish Whitebeam, Sweet Briar, Symond's Yat Whitebeam, Thimbleberry, Thin-leaved Whitebeam, Tibetan Cotoneaster, Tormentil, Trailing Tormentil, Tree Cotoneaster, Trefoil Cinquefoil, Twin-cliffs Whitebeam, Two-spined Acaena, Wall Cotoneaster, Water Avens, Waterer's Cotoneaster, Waxy Lady's-mantle, Welsh Cotoneaster, Welsh Whitebeam, White Burnet, White's Whitebeam, White-stemmed Bramble, Wild Cherry, Wild Pear, Wild Plum, Wild Service Tree, Wild Strawberry, Willmott's Whitebeam, Willow-leaved Bridewort, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster, Wineberry, Wood Avens, Wye Whitebeam, Yellow-flowered Strawberry
Semi-evergreen shrub
Life Cycle:
Maximum Size:
4 metres tall
Gardens, riverbanks, riversides, waterside, woodland.

Pink, 5 petals
Pinkish red petals, rarely maroon. 20 pink/purple stamens. 7 to 9 flowers per cluster. White anthers.
Depressed red globular berries, 7mm in diameter. Ripening in October or November.
Upper surfaces are a shiny green. Lower surfaces are grey-green.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  

Other Information


Cotoneaster tengyuehensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to China. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green leaves and small, pink flowers that appear in the spring. In the fall, the plant produces small, red berries that are attractive to birds. Cotoneaster tengyuehensis is known for its attractive flowers and berries and is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine. The leaves of Cotoneaster tengyuehensis are glossy and have a smooth margin. They are arranged alternately on the stem and are oblong or elliptical in shape.


Cotoneaster tengyuehensis, also known as Tengyueh Cotoneaster, is a species of flowering shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is native to the Yunnan province in China, and its name "Tengyueh" is derived from the name of a town in Yunnan.

This shrub is known for its beautiful foliage and stunning blooms, which make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers. It grows up to 3-4 meters in height and has a spreading habit, with branches that often grow at right angles to the main trunk. Its leaves are oval in shape and about 2-4 centimeters long, and are bright green in color.

In spring and summer, Tengyueh Cotoneaster produces clusters of small white or pink flowers, which are followed by bright red fruit in the fall. These fruit are a popular food source for birds and other wildlife, and they also add an extra layer of interest to the shrub.

Aside from its attractive appearance, Tengyueh Cotoneaster is also prized for its ability to adapt to a variety of soils and growing conditions. It is drought-tolerant and can grow in full sun or partial shade, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who live in dry or hot climates.

One of the most interesting features of Tengyueh Cotoneaster is its ability to produce shoots from its root system. This makes it a great choice for erosion control, as it can quickly establish itself on steep slopes and help to prevent soil from washing away. It is also a useful plant for creating low maintenance groundcover, as it can spread and fill in an area quickly.

Tengyueh Cotoneaster is a versatile, low-maintenance shrub that can add beauty and interest to any landscape. Its attractive foliage, stunning blooms, and bright red fruit make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers, while its ability to grow in a variety of soils and conditions make it an ideal choice for many different environments. If you are looking for a shrub that will add beauty and value to your yard, consider planting Tengyueh Cotoneaster.

Another important aspect to consider when planting Tengyueh Cotoneaster is its hardiness. This shrub is hardy in USDA zones 6-9, meaning it can tolerate temperatures down to -10°C. However, it is important to note that the plant is not frost-resistant, so it may be damaged or killed by frost in colder climates.

When it comes to caring for Tengyueh Cotoneaster, the plant is relatively low maintenance and does not require a lot of attention. It does best in well-drained soil and does not like to be overwatered. During the growing season, it is recommended to water the plant once a week, but it is important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Pruning should be done in the spring to maintain the shape of the plant and encourage new growth.

Another important aspect of caring for Tengyueh Cotoneaster is protecting it from pests and diseases. This plant is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it can be susceptible to scale insects and powdery mildew. If you notice any signs of pests or disease on your plant, it is important to take action quickly to prevent it from spreading to other plants.

In conclusion, Tengyueh Cotoneaster is a versatile and beautiful shrub that is well suited to many different landscapes. Its attractive foliage, stunning blooms, and bright red fruit make it an attractive choice for gardeners and landscapers, while its hardiness and low-maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for those who want a plant that is easy to care for. If you are looking for a shrub that will add beauty and value to your yard, consider planting Tengyueh Cotoneaster.

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