Cotoneaster frigidus

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Cotoneaster frigidus
Cotoneaster frigidus.jpg
Cotoneaster frigidus, leaves and fruit
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
C. frigidus
Binomial name
Cotoneaster frigidus
Wall. ex Lindl.

Cotoneaster frigidus, the tree cotoneaster,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cotoneaster of the family Rosaceae, native to the Himalayas. It is a deciduous tree or shrub growing to 10 metres (33 ft). White flowers are followed by masses of small, globose, red fruits (pomes) in autumn, persisting into winter if not eaten by birds.[2][3]

It is widely grown in parks and gardens in temperate regions. The more compact cultivar 'Cornubia' (syn. C. × watereri 'Cornubia') has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. It grows to 6 metres (20 ft).[4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  3. ^ "Cotoneaster frigidus - Wall. ex Lindl". PFAF. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Cotoneaster frigidus (Cornubia)". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
Fieldfare feeding on C. frigidus, Jesmond Dene, UK