Cotoneaster conspicuus Comber ex C.Marquand
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Cotoneaster conspicuus is a shrub.
Cotoneaster conspicuus was described by L.R. Messel. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs are comparatively slow-growing and reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.
Wood and Bark
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.
The plants form shallow roots.
Cotoneaster conspicuus is native to Southeast Tibet.
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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
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
Pests and Diseases
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