Name: Wall Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
Other name: Rockspray Cotoneaster
Higher classification: Cotoneaster
Clades: Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids
Description: Cotoneaster horizontalis is a short shrub with a spreading habit, growing to 1 meter (3 ft 3 in) tall by 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in) wide. It is cultivated for its flat, symmetrical sprays of glossy green, deciduous leaves 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.
Distribution: Cotoneaster horizontalis is native to western China. It has naturalized in parts of the United Kingdom, and may be becoming invasive. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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