Cotoneaster integrifolius

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Cotoneaster integrifolius
Cotoneaster integrifolius detail.jpg
Cotoneaster integrifolius leaves and fruits
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species:
C. integrifolius
Binomial name
Cotoneaster integrifolius

Cotoneaster integrifolius, the entire-leaved cotoneaster,[1] 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].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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