Small-leaved Cotoneaster - how to distinguish?

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Ron. I'm not posting anything wild. The ones in the park were planted by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. And the one in posting 23 is on the grounds of a condo building.
    When I mentioned not knowing if something occurs here, I meant occurs in the trade here.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Bird sown cotoneasters pop up all over, including amongst other shrubs. And beneath trees - bark mulched areas even under low branching conifers can become thickets of cotoneasters, firethorn, hollies, Oregon grape...notice the shared characteristic of these all being kinds that produce succulent fruits attractive to birds.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    And some of those will still have their parent characteristics and some will be unique?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm saving a link here to Flickr user Mingiweng who has posted 55 or so excellent photos of Cotoneaster apiculatus.
    --broken link removed by Daniel--
    I haven't compared my photos to these yet.

    Cotoneaster bullatus - around 30 photos
    薔薇科 舖地蜈蚣屬 泡葉栒子 (葉果全景) 台14甲37K5 Cotoneaster bullatus | Flickr

    Cotoneaster morrisonensis - around 110 photos just posted, but he already had a lot of photos of this species.
    薔薇科 舖地蜈蚣屬 玉山舖地蜈蚣 (全景02) 合歡主峰 Cotoneaster morrisonensis | Flickr
     
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