Cotoneaster rehderi
bullate cotoneaster, puckered-leaf cotoneaster

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; Alaska to Washington.

Habitat: Thickets, open clearings, forests, and shores typically at low elevations.

Flowers: May-Jun; fruiting Sep-Dec.

Origin: Introduced from China

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Erect, arching deciduous shrubs to 5 m. tall.


Leaves alternate, the blades elliptic to ovate-elliptic, rarely obovate, margins flat, 7-13 cm. long, with petioles 0-3 mm. long. Fresh leaves strongly wrinkled or bulging between lateral veins on upper surface.


Inflorescences 8-32-flowered, lax; flowers 5-7 mm., closed; hypanthium shallowly cup-shaped; sepals glabrous with shaggy margins, petals erect-incurved, pink, red, greenish pink, or maroon, margins pink; stamens 20-23; pistils 4-5.


Pomes bright to dark red, shiny, about 8-12 × 7-11 mm., 4-5 seeded.

Accepted Name:
Cotoneaster rehderi Pojark.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cotoneaster bullatus Bois, misapplied
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cotoneaster rehderi in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cotoneaster rehderi checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cotoneaster rehderi atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cotoneaster rehderi photos.

USDA Plants: Cotoneaster rehderi information.

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