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Cotoneaster franchetii  Bois
Cotoneaster,   Francheti cotoneaster,   Orange cotoneaster
Cotoneaster franchetii is a shrub that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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~1959 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Cotoneaster
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Cotoneaster franchetii from other sources

[Cal-IPC] China native, Invasive: Cotoneaster franchetii (orange Cotoneaster) is an evergreen shrub (family Rosaceae) found in the northwest and central west regions of California. Orange Cotoneaster, which has pink flowers and orange fruits, was introduced from China in 1854 as an ornamental plant, and has escaped cultivation. It is found in disturbed places, especially near residential sites, as well as in undisturbed scrub, grassland and forests. Each plant can produce thousands of fruits every year, which are distributed by birds, small mammals, water movement and human activities. Mechanical removal of the shrubs can provide good control, but follow-up is needed, as the plants may resprout from the roots. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/15/2024).