Franchet's Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster franchetii
Shrub to 3 metres with small oval leaves shiny green above, white-felted beneath. Flowers small, pinkish or white followed by bright orange-red berries. There are numerous cultivars and precise identification can be difficult.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Occurs as an escape from cultivation, often close to human habitation.
Flowers in June.
Occasional but widespread as an escape from cultivation in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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