Cotoneaster pannosus


Cotoneaster: From cotoneus an old Latin name for the quince, and possibly aster, corruption of adinstar 'resembling', i.e. quince-like



Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Similar Taxa

Has been confused with C. franchetii, however the flowers of that species have erect petals and the fruits mostly have 3 (up to 5) pyrenes ('seeds'), whereas C. pannosus has flowers with spreading petals and almost always has 2 pyrenes per fruit.

Flower Colours

Red / Pink,White

References and further reading

Ogle, CC; Sykes, WR (2003): Cotoneaster pannosus as an adventive plant in New Zealand.  New Zealand Botanical Soc. Newsletter 73:9-11.

This page last updated on 18 May 2016