Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster glaucophyllus) is another plant that was popular with early settlers and was planted widely in areas where people once lived and worked, such as Totaranui, Awaroa River, Meadowbank and Torrent Bay.

An evergreen shrub, originating in the Chinese Himalayas, which can grow 1–3 m high, it is not particularly valued as a garden plant these days. However it has managed to hold on in private land enclaves, and spread onto bluffs, open ridges and dry coastal forest in the Park.

There is a particularly bad infestation at Tinline Bay, spreading from just a few old trees, which Project Janszoon will be managing for years to come.

 

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster glaucophyllus)

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster glaucophyllus)