Low shrub, less than 0.5 m tall; stems spreading, the branches stiff, straight, on a horizontal plane; twigs brown-woolly.
Alternate, deciduous or semi-evergreen, egg-shaped to nearly circular, 1-1.5 cm long, entire, abruptly pointed at the tip, dark green, shining and mostly smooth above, paler and sparsely hairy below.
Inflorescences of solitary (sometimes paired), axillary, nearly unstalked flowers; corollas pink, the petals 5, erect; calyces hairy, the 5 lobes triangular; ovaries inferior; stamens about 20.
Berry-like pomes (like miniature apples), egg- to globe-shaped, about 0.5 cm long, red; stones (nutlets) usually 3.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Cotoneaster horizontalis var. wilsonii Havemeyer ex E.H. Wilson