Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Cotoneaster franchetii Boiss.
ROSACEAE
Orange cotoneaster
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: Asia (Western China)
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Unarmed, gracefully arching shrub up to 3 m high with showy, berry-like fruits; branchlets, lower surfaces of leaves, pedicels and calyces densely white-, grey- or yellowish-felty. Leaves: C. franchetii: grey-green, hairy, becoming glabrous and shiny above, 20–30 mm long, petioles 1–3 mm long. Flowers: Pinkish, about 10 mm across, August–January. Fruit: Orange-red pomes, with three nutlets.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
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