Cotoneaster acutifolius

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Peking Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster acutifolius Turcz.


Cotoneaster acutifolius f. glabriusculus Hurus.

Cotoneaster acutifolius var. pekinensis Koehne

Cotoneaster niger var. acutifolius (Lindl. ex Ledeb.) Wenz.

Cotoneaster sinensis hort. ex Rehder

  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


Spreads into natural areas by seed, often remote from potential seed sources, usually isolated individuals.

[1] Link to USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database Cotoneaster acutifolius Turcz.

[2] Link to WikipediaCotoneaster acutifolius "...Cotoneasters are very popular garden shrubs, grown for their attractive habit and decorative fruit. Many are cultivars, some of hybrid origin; of these, some are of known parentage, such as the very popular Cotoneaster × watereri Exell (Waterer's Cotoneaster; C. frigidus × C. salicifolius), while others not.[5] Many species have escaped from cultivation and become invasive weeds where climatic conditions are suitable for them, such as the many Chinese species naturalised in northwestern Europe.[6] C. glaucophyllus has become an invasive weed in Australia[7] and California.[8] C. simonsii is listed on the New Zealand National Pest Plant Accord preventing its sale and distribution because of its invasiveness..."

[3] Link to USDA, Germplasm Resources Information Network, Cotoneaster acutifolius

Cotoneaster acutifolius Turcz.