Cotoneaster pannosus

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Cotoneaster pannosus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: C. pannosus
Binomial name
Cotoneaster pannosus
Franch.
Synonyms
  • C. pannosa

Cotoneaster pannosus (commonly known as silverleaf cotoneaster') is a species of cotoneaster known by the common name silverleaf cotoneaster. This woody shrub is native to south central China[1] but it has been introduced to other areas of the world, including southern Africa and Australia as an ornamental. It has become naturalized in some areas but it is a troublesome noxious weed in others, for example, in Hawaii. This is a sprawling shrub easily reaching over 3 meters in height. It is covered in dull green oval-shaped leaves with fuzzy white undersides and blooms in white flowers. The fruits are red-orange pomes containing two seeds each. These fruits are very attractive to birds, which are the main agent of seed dispersal. It grows on the elevation of 3,280 feet (1,000 m).[2]

Invasiveness[edit]

It is considered to be an invasive species in California[2] and Oregon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flora of China entry for Cotoneaster" (PDF). 2003. pp. 85–108. 
  2. ^ a b "Cotoneaster pannosus". Calflora. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cotoneaster pannosus Franch. silverleaf cotoneaster". USDA. Plants Profile. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 

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