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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    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.

    When to see it

    Flowers in June.

    Life History

    Semi-evergreen shrub.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread as an escape from cultivation in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. 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