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Cotoneaster horizontalis (13937637589)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Maleae
Subtribus: Malinae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: Cotoneaster horizontalis
Varieties: C. h. var. perpusillus

Cotoneaster horizontalis Decne.

Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe. Ghent (Gand) 22:168. 1879
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Cotoneaster horizontalis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Fächer-Zwergmispel
suomi: Sulkatuhkapensas
Nederlands: Vlakke Dwergmispel
norsk nynorsk: Krypmispel
norsk: Krypmispel

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cotoneaster of the family Rosaceae.


Cotoneaster horizontalis is a short shrub with a spreading habit, growing to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) tall by 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide. It is cultivated for its flat, symmetrical sprays of glossy green, deciduous leaves 6 to 12 mm long[1] and masses of bright red berries (pomes) in autumn, persisting into winter. The flowers appear in summer, and can range from pink to white. It is commonly grown in parks and gardens in temperate regions as hedging or groundcover.[2]

Cotoneaster horizontalis is native to mountains of Nepal, China, and Taiwan; in China it occurs from Tibet and Yunnan in the west to Jiangsu and Zhejiang in the east and is absent from the north and the very south.[3] It has naturalised in parts of the United Kingdom, and may be becoming invasive.[4][5] It has been recorded from Counties Down, Antrim [6]and Dublin in Ireland.[7]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[8]

Parnell, J. and Curtis, T. 2012. Webb's An In Irish Flora. Cork University PressISBN 978 185918 4783
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
"Cotoneaster horizontalis". Flora of China. Retrieved May 31, 2008.
Cotoneaster horizontalis (Wall Cotoneaster). Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. 1973. Retrieved May 31, 2008.
Hackney, P. (Ed) 1992. Stewart & Corry's Flora of the North-east of Ireland. Institute of Irish Studies & The Queen's University of Belfast ISBN 0 85389 446 9
Dhuill,E. and Smyth, N. 2021. Invasive non-native and alien garden escape plant species on the southern cliffs of Howth Head, Co.Dublin (H21) Irish Naturalists' Journal 37(2) 102 - 108
"Cotoneaster horizontalis". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved May 31, 2008.

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