jeremyr's picture

ID needed for tree

Observed: 26th June 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Plantsjeremyr’s reputation in Plantsjeremyr’s reputation in Plantsjeremyr’s reputation in Plants

I desperately need this foreign-looking tree identified as there were a very large number of insects attracted to it, including a dozen hoverfly species, half of which I've never seen, three types of longhorn etc..

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cotoneaster interacts


GrizzledBadger's picture

Many species & varieties

Many species & varieties available, evergreen & deciduous, with orange to red fruits; some yellow, & ranging from prostrate shrubs to small trees.


Eskling's picture

Tree cotoneaster

Possibly C. frigidus or similar.

jeremyr's picture

heaving with insects

thanks Brock and all for the id. I guess the species doesn't matter that much, unless perhaps one might attract more insects than another. I'll add a list of the species on this small tree once I've worked through them. The tree is growing at the edge of a well-drained limestone wood, beside a fruit farm that's had awful pollination this year

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