Cotoneaster franchetii
Common name: 
Franchet Cotoneaster
Pronunciation: 
ko-toe-nee-AS-ter fron-SHAY-tee-i
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, 6-8(10) ft [1.8-2.4(30 m], wide as tall, arching growth.   Leaves about 2.5 x 1.5 cm, fairly thick, gray-green above and silver and pubescent below, oval-elliptic to broad.   Flowers (spring), grouped, 5-15, white to pink, petals erect.  Fruit 5 mm diam., orange-red, oblong, in clusters, persists.  C. franchetii arches more than say C. simonsii and leaves are silver below.
  • Sun.  Does best in a well-drained, but somewhat dry, soil.  Best if not pruned.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7     Native to Tibet and western China
  • franchetii: after Adrien Franchet (1834-1900), a French botanist.
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