Cotoneaster tomentosus Lindl.

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

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calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
variety
(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.

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

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

A deciduous shrub of bushy habit up to 6 or 8 ft high, closely allied to C. integerrimus and differing chiefly in the rounder, larger leaves, the biggest of which are 212 in. long and 112 in. wide, slightly hairy above, very woolly beneath; stalk 18 to 14 in. long. Flowers in short, nodding clusters, from three to six in each cluster, white; calyx very woolly; fruit red; nutlets three to five.

Native of the mountainous parts of Central and S. Europe; introduced in 1759. It can scarcely be regarded as more than a variety of C. integerrimus, although a rather superior one. The leaves are larger and more uniformly rounded at both ends, still not invariably so. The best distinction is afforded by the extremely woolly calyx and flower-stalk. (See also C. zabelii.)

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