Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Franch.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect evergreen shrub to c. 3 m high; new growth pubescent. Leaves simple, elliptic to obovate, mostly 3–8 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, base cuneate, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface white-tomentose, sometimes glabrescent, slightly glaucous; petiole 5–10 mm long; stipules small, caducous. Inflorescence a many-flowered corymb; pedicels densely pubescent. Sepals 5, densely pubescent; petals 5, suborbicular, 2–3 mm long, clawed, white. Pome slightly obovoid, 7–8 mm diam., glabrous, red; seeds 2. Flowers summer.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *OtP, *Strz, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native of China. A widely cultivated plant that has become naturalised in bushland from nearby gardens at a number of sites in cooler areas of the state (e.g. Bogong Village, near Casterton, Dandenong Ranges).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-12-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Cotoneaster
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cotoneaster glaucophyllus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cotoneaster glaucophyllus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory