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 Synonyms:Cotoneaster wilsonii hort. 
 Plant code - standard list:FB5048 
 Botanical thesaurus:


 Height of plant (m):0.4 - 0.6 
Roots and stem
 Description of stem:Stem procumbent with horizontally spreading, distichously much branched stems. Branchlets blackish brown, terete, initially strigose, glabrous when old. 
Fruit and seeds
 Description of seed:Seeds compressed. 
 Description of fruit:Fruit a drupe-like pomebright red, globose (3-) 5-7 mm in diamer, flesh mealy, pyrenes 3, rarely 2. 
 Description of seedling:Cotyledons plano-convex. 
 Description of leaf:Stipules caducous, brown, subulate or lanceolate, 2-4 mm, puberulous. Petioles strigose-pubescent. Laminae suborbicular or broadly elliptic, rarely obovate, midvein raised abaxially and more or less impressed adaxially (venation camptodromous), abaxially sparsely accumbent pubescent, adaxially glabrous, dark green, shining, base cuneate, apex usually acute. 
 Length of leaf (cm):0.6 - 1.2 (1.4) 
 Width of leaf (cm):0.4 - 0.9 
 Length of petiole (cm):0.1 - 0.3 
alternate yes
opposite no
decussate no
whorled no
 Description of inflorescence:Inflorescences 1- or 2- (3-)-flowered. 
 Description of flower:Pedicels short to nearly absent. Flowers epigynous, 5-7 mm in diameter, hypanthium campanulate, abaxially sparsely pubescent. Sepals 5, free, triangular, 1-1.5 × 1-2 mm, apex acute, persistent and incurved on fruit. Petals erect, free, pink, reddish, or whitish, base shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens shorter than petals; styles free, not exceeding stamens; nectar secered by the inner wall of the receptacle. 
Colour of flower:
white variable
yellow no
orange no
pink variable
brown no
red variable
purple no
blue no
green no
 Length of sepal (mm):1 - 1.5 
 Width of sepal (mm):1 - 2 
 Length of petal (mm):3 - 4 
 Width of petal (mm):2 - 3 
 Number of stamens:12 
 Description of stamens:anthers white. 
 Number of styles:2 - 3 
 Description of ovary:Ovary inferior, pilose apically, carpels (2) 3, free on the ventral side, enclosed in and adnate to the hypanthium, each carpel with 2 ovules (stony walls in fruit). 
 Number of stigmas:2 - 3 

Additional information

 Uses:As ornamental. 

Distribution information

 Original distribution:W. China. 
 Current distribution:Asia: China, Japan, Nepal, Taiwan. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuana, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. North America: Canada, USA. Oceania: Australia, New Zealand. 
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Life cycle:
annual no
perennial yes
monocarp no
biennial no
Flowering time in Europe:
January ?
February ?
March ?
April ?
May yes
June yes
July yes
August ?
September ?
October ?
November ?
December ?
 Ecological amplitude:Disturbed areas, grass- and heathland, rocks and lavafields, urban areas. 

Invasiveness, risk and control

 Pathway of introduction:As ornamental. 

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