Irish wildflowers

Stern's Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster sternianus
Photographs: County Waterford


Stern's Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster sternianus
Family: Rosaceae

Summer flowering. Evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub. Garden escape. Introduced.

Erect cymes of pink-tinged white flowers followed by spherical red-orange fruit. Glossy dark-green leaves, white-woolly beneath. Erect, arching branches. Vigorous growth, height and spread to 3m.

Grown in gardens as hedging shrub. Rarely recorded as garden escape, most records from Co.Waterford.
Identification by Paul Green
     
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