Cotoneaster harrovianus Wils.

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

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'Cotoneaster harrovianus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-harrovianus/). Accessed 2020-09-19.

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Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
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.
mucro
Short straight point. mucronate Bearing a mucro.

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

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'Cotoneaster harrovianus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-harrovianus/). Accessed 2020-09-19.

An evergreen shrub of loose, spreading habit, growing 6 ft in height, and more in diameter; young shoots at first covered with a pale down (which later falls away), afterwards becoming nearly or quite glabrous, glossy, and turning a dark purplish brown, almost black, on the side exposed to the sun. Leaves oval to obovate, wedge-shaped at the base, pointed at the apex, where the midrib is extended into a short bristle (or mucro); 1 to 212 in. long, 12 to 1 in. wide; at first sparsely downy above, afterwards glabrous, and bright dark green, covered beneath with a pale yellowish-brown wool, which partially falls away by the end of the year; stalk 18 to 13 in. long. Flowers numerously and densely arranged in axillary and terminal corymbs about 112 in. across; petals round, white; calyx and flower-stalk thickly coated with grey wool, the calyx lobes triangular and pointed. Stamens twenty, with reddish-purple anthers. Fruit red.

Native of Yunnan, China; discovered by Henry, introduced in 1899 by Wilson for Messrs Veitch, in honour of whose manager at the Coombe Wood nurseries, the late George Harrow, it was named. It is most nearly allied to C. pannosus, but has larger, more leathery leaves, and larger flower-clusters. One of the handsomest of cotoneasters in flower. For a note on the introduction of this species, see C. amoenus.

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