Late Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster lacteus


A large shrub with arching branches bearing oval leaves to 6 cm in length, white-hairy beneath. Large clusters of small white flowers are followed by clusters of small red berries.

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Often planted and sometimes occurs as an escape from cultivation.

When to see it

All year round, flowering in spring.

Life History

Large evergreen shrub.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional in England and Wales as an alien or escape from cultivation.

VC55 Status

Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Species profile

Common names
Late Cotoneaster
Species group:
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
23/09/2016 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
23/09/2016 (Calow, Graham)

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