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HJELMQVIST'S COTONEASTER

COTONEASTER HORIZONTALIS 'ROBUSTUS'

Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

Flowers:
month8may month8jun month8june

Berries: berryZpossible        berryZred  (poisonous)
berry8Jul berry8July berry8Aug berry8Sep berry8Sept berry8Oct

category
category8Shrubs
category
category8Deciduous
category
category8Broadleaf
status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8pink
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZpanicle
type
typeZbell
stem
stem8round
toxicity
toxicityZmedium

31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Stronger growth than that of the similar Wall Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis) to greater heights (1.5 - 4.5m).


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Similar herringbone pattern of side-twig growth, but more hapharard, with some branches too short, some too long, some many angled at various degrees slightly upwards or outwards.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Irregular growth pattern uncornformant to herringbone pattern.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Leaves about 31.5-2cm long. Berries along main rib-branch.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Branches have white appressed hairs, which wears off older branches.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Leaves have a halo around edge due to hairs on the edge of the leaf.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Leaves oval, with dark shiny green on sunward surface, and distinct V-shaped fold along mid-rib. Appressed hairs on side-branches white.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Stem turned over to display obverse of leaves not normally displayed sunwards. Pale green with appressed white hairs.


31st Sept 2013, Marshside, Southport, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Berries (fruits) 6-8mm long and deep red. They are not spherical and have two stones within. Leaves can turn crimson red (above) or maroon (below).


Easily confused with : many other Cotoneasters.

One of two sub-species of Wall Cotoneaster aka Wallspray (Cotoneaster horizontalis) which has smaller (4-6mm) and orange-red berries.:

  • Hjelmqvist's Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii) [Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Hjelmqvist's']- this one
  • Purple-flowered Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster atropurpureus) [Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Protratus'] but which has smaller leaves (0.9 - 1.4cm rather than 1.5 - 2cm) and the berries (fruits) have slightly more stones (2 - 3, rather than 2).

Many similarities to : Wall Cotoneaster aka Wallspray (Cotoneaster horizontalis) - see captions on photographs.

The berries of Cotoneasters are poisonous, causing gastroenteritis if consumed. Birds usually find Cotoneaster berries too hard, so hardly ever eat them.

Much more likely to be found growing in someone's garden rather than in the wild, but it does indeed escape.


  Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Rosaceae  

Distribution
 family8Rose family8Rosaceae

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HJELMQVIST'S COTONEASTER

COTONEASTER HORIZONTALIS 'ROBUSTUS'

Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii

Rose Family [Rosaceae]