Cotoneaster apiculatus Rehd. & Wils.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Cotoneaster apiculatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-apiculatus/). Accessed 2020-09-25.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
apiculate
With a short sharp point.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
orbicular
Circular.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cotoneaster apiculatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-apiculatus/). Accessed 2020-09-25.

A deciduous shrub up to 6 ft high; young shoots growing sometimes herring-bone fashion from the older ones, covered with yellowish down at first. Leaves orbicular, sometimes broadly obovate; they are usually apiculate (i.e. contracted at the apex to a minute point), but occasionally rounded or even notched there; 14 to 38 in. wide and long; upper surface glabrous, shining green, lower one slightly downy. Flowers solitary, white or pinkish. Fruit red, nearly globose, solitary, erect, 14 in. wide.

Native of W. Szechwan, China; introduced in 1910. The true plant appears to be uncommon and, under Wilson’s No. 4311, which belongs properly to this species, other species have been grown. It is one of the group to which horizontalis and adpressus belong. Flowers in June.

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