20 Graines Cotoneaster horizontalis

20 Graines Cotoneaster horizontalis

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COTONEASTER crawling, cotoneaster horizontalis |

Cotonéaster crawling, cotoneaster horizontalis.

20 seeds - Cold stratification The seeds for 3 months before sowing Medium germination: 50%

Photo n ° 3 and 4 young plants of Cotonéaster crawling, in direct sowing without cold stratification.

Cotoneaster Horizontalis is the scientific name of Horizontal Cotonéaster (or Cotonéaster Rampant1). PlantToxic

Originally from China2, it is a species of the family of Rosaceae, used as an ornamental plant and Sol cover, on some TALUS Urban and road in particular.

The genre name Cotoneaster is composed of Latin COTONEUM " CARG " (from Greek χυδώνια Khudônia) and suffix -Astier " like " indicating an imperfect resemblance, because the fruits of cottonaster are slightly toxic and without taste interest.3.

Thespecific epithet Horizontalis comes from Latin Horizon, -ontis Term of astronomy used within the meaning of " Bound of view " horizon and Talis " of this kind .

The Cotoneaster Horizontalis, easily recognizable by architecture in the fish edge of its branches, is one of the multiple plants of horticultural interest discovered by Father David in China. He discovered this species at Moupin at the time located in Eastern Tibet, now integrated into the Chinese province of Sichuan, during the stay he made in this mountainous area in 1869n 1.

It was described by the botanist Joseph Decaisne4 in 1877, not from herbarium leaves, but from living plants from Plantes Jardin which came of the culture of the seeds sent by Father David, probably of Moupin5.

C. Horizontalis was introduced into culture in 1885 by Francisque Morel (1849-1925), a nursery, botanist and hybridor of Lyon5. The attraction of its pink and white flowering, followed by many bright red bays, persistent during the winter, ensured a rapid recognition as an ornamental plant of great interest.

Small Shrub Foliage crawling Caduc6, rarely exceeding 50 CM high, it has the ability to climb a wall to a meter or 1.50 M high6,7.

From the foot leaving in arcs a few main branches, embellished with very numerous tight branches, which give a form offish edges6.

The leaves, carried by petioles of 1 to 3 MM, include a limb Suborbicular or largely elliptical, rarely obovale, of 6–14 MM Long on 4–9 MM Large, with a cuneiform based, with a well -marked median groove, of sustained brilliant green color2.

The flower of 5-7 mm of diameter has a hypterhe campanulé, 5 sepales triangular with acute apex, 5 petals trained, roses , reddish or whitish, 3-4 x 2-3 MM, CA. 12 stamens shorter than petals. In the spring, the shrub is covered with a multitude of small pink or red pink flowers, Melifiers6, which attract in number butterfliesWaspsBourdons and especially Bees.

Type-like fruit Drupe is bright red, subglobular or ellipsoid, 5-7 MM in diameter.

The attraction of horizontal cottonser is due to its branches arranged in fish edges, its pinkish white flowers followed by bright red fruits, persistent during the winter, producing a beautiful decorative effect on the bare branches.

At the end of summer, each flower is transformed into a bay bright red which will last until full winter, unless birds, such as Merles for example, Drying of this dishes, do not swallow it prematurely. With autumn and the decline in sunshine, its small leaves will fire to orange, red or purple shades before falling in winter, revealing in its entirety the architecture in the fish edge of the plant.

Horizontal cottonser is satisfied with all kinds of land7, even the most ungrateful6. The presence of limestone in the soil is indifferent to him6.

Varieties :

  1. Cotoneaster Horizontalis Var. horizontalis8  ;
  2. Cotoneaster Horizontalis Var. Perpusillus (Publication in 1906 by C.K. Schneider9) ;
  3. there is also a variety 

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