Cotoneaster conspicuus

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Cotoneaster conspicuus Comber ex C.Marquand

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: pome

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Cotoneaster conspicuus is a shrub.

Naming

Cotoneaster conspicuus was described by L.R. Messel. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cotoneaster conspicuus is a species in the genus Cotoneaster which contains approximately 103 to 178 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs are comparatively slow-growing and reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cotoneaster conspicuus is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cotoneaster conspicuus produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from May to June. The plants flower on older shoots.

The shrubs produce red pomes in summer.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Cotoneaster conspicuus is native to Southeast Tibet.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

The shrubs are best planted in groups of more than 15. Suited for moorland gardens, rockeries and for rooftop gardens, as well as suited as cemetery plant and as container plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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