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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    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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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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