Cotoneaster horizontalis

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Cotoneaster horizontalis
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Flowering C. horizontalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
C. horizontalis
Binomial name
Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cotoneaster of the family Rosaceae.


Cotoneaster horizontalis 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.[1]


Cotoneaster horizontalis is native to western China.[2] It 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. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ "Cotoneaster horizontalis". Flora of China. Retrieved May 31, 2008.
  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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