Himalayan Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster simonsii


    Himalayan Cotoneaster is a large, upright shrub with small, glossy oval or elliptic leaves and white flowers, followed by rather large, bright scarlet berries in autumn. As with most cotoneasters detailed examination is needed for a safe id.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually in parks and gardens or as an escape from cultivation.

    When to see it

    In flower during May, June and July.

    Life History

    Semi-evergreen perennial.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread, especially in the north and west of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map