Cotoneaster multiflorus
Common name: 
Many-flowered Cotoneaster
Pronunciation: 
ko-toe-nee-AS-ter mul-ti-FLO-rus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
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  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 8-12 ft (~2.5-3.5 m) high, with a greater spread, e.g., 12-15 ft (~3.5-4.5 m), upright then developing a graceful mounding habit with long arching, pendulous slender branches to 3-5 m long.   Leaves alternate, simple, broad-ovate to ovate, 2-8 cm long, tip acute to obtuse, base wedge-shaped to rounded, margin entire, bluish green above, pubescent below at first but soon glabrous (without hairs), yellow fall color; short petiole, 6-12 mm long.  Flowers white, each about 1 cm wide, with 15-20 yellow stamen, 3-12 flowers per cluster (corymb), unpleasant scent, showy.  Fruit fleshy, red, globose, to about 1 cm, contain 1-2 seeds.
  • Sun, well-drained soil.  Give it room to spread.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Native to northwestern China.
  • multiflorus: many flowered.
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  • plant habit, spring flowering

    plant habit, spring flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

  • leaf and flowers

    leaf and flowers