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What variety of Cotoneaster is this?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: What variety of Cotoneaster is this? Reply with quote

Been looking online and not confident I know the variety of this Cotoneaster, so needing help please


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cotoneaster are hard to id...especially just from a leaf.
The pic of your leaves are not very clear.

Is it evergreen or deciduous?

It may be a case of going through every Cotoneaster sp and checking the leaves one at a time..Quote wiki.....".between 70 and 300 different species of Cotoneaster are described "

eg It is not Cotoneaster apiculatus


https://davisla4.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/cotoneaster-apiculatus-leaf.jpg

Best advise I can give is take a sample to a garden centre to see if it matches with the ones they are selling.

Sorry I cannot help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not Cotoneaster " Hybridus Pendulus" or "Salicifolius" or variegatus or C. atropurpureus "variegatus" or Sikangensis so you can eliminate these few.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After looking online I think it might be Coral Beauty...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/47155/Cotoneaster-x-suecicus-Coral-Beauty/Details

"Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’ is a cultivar which is primarily distinguished from the species plants by having: more compact habit; leaves a bit shinier; and more abundant fruit crop."

Above quote from link.below.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=244024&isprofile=0&letter=C

Are the leaves...."Alternate, leathery, elliptic to oblong, mostly evergreen leaves (to 1 1/ 4” long and to 5/8” wide) are glossy deep green above and gray-green below."????

Maybe it is..... maybe it isn't!
Cotoneasters are very hard to id...!
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