Cotoneaster glabratus Rehd. & Wils.

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'Cotoneaster glabratus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-glabratus/). Accessed 2020-09-24.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Cotoneaster glabratus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-glabratus/). Accessed 2020-09-24.

An evergreen shrub 10 ft or more high; young shoots usually purplish, soon quite glabrous. Leaves of leathery texture, mostly oblanceolate, sometimes narrowly elliptical, tapered towards both ends, oftenest more gradually towards the base; 2 to 4 in. long, 12 to 112 in. wide; glabrous and bright green above, glaucous and soon glabrous beneath; stalk 14 in. or less long. Flowers white, 14 in. wide, borne in dense corymbs 112 in. across, terminating short leafy shoots; calyx funnel-shaped, slightly downy like the flower-stalk; stamens twenty; styles two. Fruit rather small for this genus, red, globose.

Native of Szechwan, China; discovered by Wilson in 1906 and introduced in 1908 (No. 2185). It is nearly related to C. salicifolius, but the younger parts of that species are much more downy. The true species is perhaps rare in cultivation, the “C. glabratus” grown at Exbury and in other gardens, being, it is thought, a hybrid between C. frigidus and C. salicifolius (or one of its near allies).

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