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Cotoneaster horizontális
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Cotoneaster horizontális

Distribution and Habitat - originating in western China, in Romania grows the plant cultivated in parks and gardens, rocarii.

Description - deciduu or semi-evergreen shrub, prostrat, 50-150 cm tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide, often branched, with horizontal branches. Buds are pink opening spring. Suborbiculare or elliptical leaves, glossy dark green. The flowers are pink, small, almost Sesi, 1-2, anther white blooms in May-June, attracting bees. Drupe fruit with persistent calyx, red-shiny, spherical, 6 mm in diameter. Seeds ellipsoidal shape, top obtuse, 3.5 x 2.5 mm from the top surface is smooth and glossy, brown-orange ventral side.

Growth rate - slow to medium.

Tolerances - alkaline soil , Drought.

Requirements - grow well on well-drained soil, light and semiumbra.

Management - maintenance cuttings are early spring. Not transplanteaza easily, so it is advisable to buy the containar and to remove only when planting.

Propagation - by seedlings.

Natural partners and Garden - Lobelia, Dianthus, Jasminum nudiflorum, Akebia quin, Sophora tomentosa andk "> Rhododendron.

Cultivars and varieties - 'ascendens', 'Cotali', 'Davidiana' var. perpusilla, 'Rotundifolius', 'saxatilis', 'Variegata'.

Properties and Uses - are used as solitary specimens, groups, massive, as plants sofas.

 

References

AR Clapham, TG Tutin, DMMoore - Flora of the British Isles - Cambridge University Press, 1990

Carolyn Harstad - Got Shade? A 'Take It Easy'Approach for Today's Gardener - Indiana University Press, 2003

Jacqueline Herit - Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges - Creative Homeowner, 2005

Laurence Hatch - cultivars of Woody Plants - TCR Press, 2007

Neil G. Odenwald, Charles F., Jr. Fryling, Thomas E. Pope - Plants for American Landscape - Louisiana State University Press, 2004

Vat Bojnanskà, Agàita Fargasovài - Atlas of Seeds and Fruits of Central and East-European Flora - Springer, 2007

Nan Sinton, David C. Michener - Taylor's Guide to Ground Cpvers - Houghton Mifflin, 2002

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