Cotoneaster foveolatus Rehd. & Wils.

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'Cotoneaster foveolatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-foveolatus/). Accessed 2020-02-29.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
venation
Pattern of veins (nerves) especially in a leaf.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Cotoneaster foveolatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-foveolatus/). Accessed 2020-02-29.

A deciduous shrub 10 to 12 ft high; young shoots covered with yellowish grey, bristly hairs, becoming glabrous and greyish the second year. Leaves oval to ovate, slender-pointed, usually wedge-shaped (sometimes rounded) at the base; 112 to 4 in. long, 34 to 134 in. wide; dull green and soon glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath, more so on the midrib and veins; margins downy; veins in three to six pairs, the blade often puckered between them; stalk woolly, 16 in. or less in length. Corymbs three- to seven-flowered, on a stalk about 12 in. long, and hairy like the young wood; flowers 13 in. wide; petals rose-tinted white; calyx tube woolly, the lobes triangular and woolly only on the margins. Fruit red, finally black, roundish, 14 to 13 in. wide, carrying usually three or four nutlets.

Native of W. Hupeh, China; introduced by Wilson in 1908. The foliage turns to bright scarlet and orange in autumn. The allied C. moupinensis (q.v.) also bears black fruits, but its inflorescences are many-flowered and its leaves have a strongly impressed venation.


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