Much branched, prostrate to erect, small to medium-sized shrubs with red or black fruits; many species are cultivated and more can be expected as escapes in disturbed open forests and fields.
1. Larger leaves 8–11 mm long, mostly glabrous, obtuse to truncate at the apex; plants ± prostrate.
1. Larger leaves 12–16 mm long, young leaves at least usually pubescent beneath and with marginal cilia, acute at apex; plants upright.
All species found in Cotoneaster
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Cotoneaster.