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Cotoneaster horizontalis white flower surrounded by two pink flower buds and two red berries
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Cotoneaster horizontalis

A deciduous shrub originally from Western China it is now found in many parts of the world. This species is characterized by its unique herringbone pattern of branches, making it a popular choice for ornamental gardening. The branches spread out horizontally, creating a dense mat of foliage that can reach up to 3 feet in height and spread up to 6 feet wide. The plant is considered invasive in some regions. The plant's berries are poisonous to humans when ingested. Photographed in Bogotá, Colombia.

A Cotoneaster horizontalis branch with a white flower, a pink flower bud and a red berry

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