Wall Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster horizontalis

    Description

    It is a short shrub with a spreading habit, growing to 1 metre tall by 1.5 metres wide. Leaves simple, untoothed. Flowers pink-tinged white in rounded clusters. Berries are red and rather leathery persisting into winter.

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    Habitat

    Disturbed places and stony ground.

    When to see it

    Flowering late spring and early summer followed by red berries.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map