Cotoneaster lacteus
Common name: 
Parney Cotoneaster
ko-toe-nee-AS-ter lak-TEE-us
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen shrub, 6-12 ft (1.8-3.7 m), spreading, dense, arching, reddish stems.  Leaves alternate, simple, leathery, fairly large, about 5.5 x 3.5 cm, dark green above and white-tomentose below.  Flowers white, off-scented, in 6.5 cm wide clusters in spring.  Dense fruiting, many clusters of red fruit, 4 mm diam., each containing two nutlets, hang below leaves in fall and winter.
  • Sun to part shade, adaptable to heat, wind, smog, salt air, dryness, and poor soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to Western China
  • lacteus: milky white, the flowers
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: near southwest corner of Milam.
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    plant habit, flowering

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    leaves and flowers

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    leaves and immature fruit

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    plant habit, fall fruiting

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    fruiting branches

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    leaves and fruit

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    fruit and leaf

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    plant habit, winter

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    leaves and fruit, winter