Cotoneaster divaricatus Rehd. & Wils.

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

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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

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

A deciduous shrub up to 6 ft high, of spreading habit; young shoots clothed with greyish hairs, becoming the second year glabrous and reddish brown. Leaves roundish oval, sometimes ovate or obovate, tapered abruptly towards both ends, the apex mucronate; 13 to 1 in. long, 14 to 58 in. wide (smaller on the flowering shoots); dark glossy green, and soon glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath; veins in three or four pairs; leaf-stalk 112 in. or less long. Flowers usually in threes at the end of short twigs, often supplemented by solitary ones in the axils of the terminal leaves, bright rose; calyx lobes triangular, they and the tube loosely woolly. Fruit red, egg-shaped, 13 in. long, carrying usually two nutlets.

Native of W. Hupeh and W. Szechwan, China; first found by Henry in the latter province about 1887; introduced to the Coombe Wood nursery by Wilson in 1904. It is one of the handsomest in fruit of Chinese cotoneasters, and was given a First Class Certificate in the autumn of 1912.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

Like C. dielsianus, this species gives good autumn colour.

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