Cotoneaster integrifolius

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Cotoneaster integrifolius
Cotoneaster integrifolius detail.jpg
Cotoneaster integrifolius leaves and fruits
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: C. integrifolius
Binomial name
Cotoneaster integrifolius
(Roxb.) G.Klotz

Cotoneaster integrifolius is a species of Cotoneaster that is a low growing shrub. It has been grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and public rock gardens. It has been introduced to Ireland, but has become naturalised. It produces a red berry-like pome fruit that are an important food source for birds that disperse the seeds in their droppings. They are sometimes grown as a hedge for home security[citation needed].

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