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Cotoneaster pannosus Franch.

Pl.Delavay. 223 (1890)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 1-3.5 m high, leaves simple, 15-25 mm long, upper surface green; inflorescence a 6-20-flowered cluster; fruit red. Fl. white.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 October 1998


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mosman Park, Plantagenet.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Birds, pigs, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 2 years. Toxicity. Friuts are poisonous to humans. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts from base. Seedbank persistence. Possibly short, days-1 year.

Notes. Plants readily germinate in undisturbed bushland as well as disturbed areas.

Additional information. Origin. China. History of use/introduction. Garden escape. Similar exotic species. Cotoneaster glaucophyllus.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out seedlings ensuring removal of all roots. For mature plants cut and paint with 50% glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering Y O             O O O Y  
Fruiting O Y Y O                  
Optimum Treatment Y O O O O O O O Y Y Y Y  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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