Late Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster lacteus

    Description

    A large shrub with arching branches bearing oval leaves to 6 cm in length, white-hairy beneath. Large clusters of small white flowers are followed by clusters of small red berries.

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    Habitat

    Often planted and sometimes occurs as an escape from cultivation.

    When to see it

    All year round, flowering in spring.

    Life History

    Large evergreen shrub.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional in England and Wales as an alien or escape from cultivation.

    VC55 Status

    Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map