Cotoneaster horizontalis

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Cotoneaster horizontalis
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Cotoneaster horizontalis bush
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: C. horizontalis
Binomial name
Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cotoneaster of the family Rosaceae, native to western China.[1] It is a short shrub with a spreading habit, growing to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) tall by 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide. It is cultivated for its flat, symmetrical sprays of glossy green, deciduous leaves and masses of bright red berries (pomes) in autumn, persisting into winter. The flowers appear in summer, and can range from pink to white. It is commonly grown in parks and gardens in temperate regions as hedging or groundcover.[2]

C. horizontalis has naturalised in parts of the United Kingdom, and may be becoming invasive.[3][4]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]


  1. ^ "Cotoneaster horizontalis". Flora of China. Retrieved May 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ BSBI Map
  4. ^ "Cotoneaster horizontalis (Wall Cotoneaster)". Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. Retrieved May 31, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Cotoneaster horizontalis". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved May 31, 2008. 

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