Cotoneaster horizontalis Decne

Shrub to 1 m tall but generally less, with characteristic flat-tiered branches with a herringbone branching pattern. Leaves about 1 cm wide, round to elliptic, shiny above. Flowers mostly 1-2 together, pinkish. Fruit about 5 mm wide, orange-red, with 3 nutlets.

This name has been used for a range of superficially similar species.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Cotoneaster Medik.