Cotoneaster simonsii
Common name: 
Simons Cotoneaster
ko-to-nee-AS-ter sie-MONZ-ee-i
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub, straggly branched, 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) high, shoots erect.  Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic to obovate, 1.5-3 cm long, deep green above and light green and somewhat pubescent below.  Flowers white with some pink trace, 8.5 mm diam., grouped 2-5, petals erect.  Fruit to 8 mm, ovoid, scarlet, with 2-5 nutlets.
  • Sun.  Often used as a hedge in England.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6      Native to Himalaya, Nepal, India (Khasi Hills)
  • simonsii: after a Mr. Simons who introduced it in 1869
  • Corvallis: east side of 6th Street between Jefferson Ave. and Adams Ave., in a parking lot.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • leaves and immature fruit

    leaves and immature fruit

  • leaves


  • plant habit, fruiting

    plant habit, fruiting

  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit

  • fruit and leaves

    fruit and leaves

  • branches, early winter

    branches, early winter

  • leaves and fruit, early winter

    leaves and fruit, early winter