Cotoneaster simonsii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaeCotoneasterCotoneaster simonsii

Ecology

An erect, deciduous shrub, found in woodland, hedgerows, rocky grassland and scrub and on heathland, rock outcrops, walls, pavements, quarries and waste ground. It is frequently naturalised, and often originates from bird-sown seed. Generally lowland, but reaching 335 m near Watermillock (Cumberland).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of the Himalayas.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1086

Height (cm): 300

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Life Form - secondary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 973

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 122

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

Atlas Change Index: 3.55

Weighted Changed Factor: 56

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003424