January 3, 2010

Winter hedge full of red berries spotted

You guys know everything, so probably you can help. I just spotted in Warsaw great winterhedge. Trimmed nicely and full of red berries. Maybe you know what plant is it?







13 comments:

Carole said...

Hi Ewa,
it looks like cotoneaster. Now which sort ? Franchetii or lacteus ? maybe the first. It's a very easy-going shrub.

Jan said...

Oh, this hedge is so pretty with the red berries. I wonder how long the berries will last after the birds find it? I am not sure what the plants are since it is in Europe and not North America, but it sure is lovely for this time of year.

Jan
Always Growing

GardenJoy4Me said...

Ewa .. I am sorry I don't know what that hedge is but I loved seeing all of those gorgeous red berries !
Fingers crossed that some one will ID it for you .. note to self to come back and find out what it is !
Joy : )

chaiselongue said...

It looks like either cotoneaster of pyracantha. Pyracantha has spikes on it. Both are evergreen and have these lovely red berries in winter. There's a photo of the pyracantha in our garden here: http://olives-and-artichokes.blogspot.com/2009/11/clearing-away-summer.html

Happy new year!

Helen said...

Ewa, This looks like Pyracantha to me. Do the branches have thorns? (Pyracantha means "fire thorn"). The berries are actually pomes -- this is a member of the huge rose family.

St. Fairsted Farm said...

I've been waiting all day for someone to give you an answer... but alas...no avail. I'm leaning towards a variety of pyracantha due to the berries and leaf shape, yet it has me bumfuzzled for I see no thorns.

Ewa said...

Thank you guys for trying, answering some doubts, this is not pyracantha - amount of red berried could suggest that, but it doesn't have thorns and also berries form loose gropus, not semi-horizontal clusters. Also leaves of pyracantha look different.
It might be cotoneaster, but which one?
I haven't seen a winterhedge so red with berries - this is such curiosity to me. Maybe I will have to come back in the summer and see more of it.

Balisha said...

Looks like a cotoneaster conubia to me. I just saw a picture of it on my computer.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I'm going with a cotoneaster too; possibly franchetii, just because it's apparently semi-evergreen, but I'm not good with all the myriad species. Interesting and handsome.

Mari Anne said...

My guess is that this is a Sorbus intermedia.

SchneiderHein 2 said...

And the birds don't like these berries?

AnneTanne said...

I have a cotoneaster in my garden that really resembles this one: lots of berries, and looses it's leaves in fall. rather tall leaves (at least for a cotoneaster) too.
Unfortunately, I don't know it's name: it is one of those uninvited (but welcome) guests in my garden that started their lives as a birds' dropping seedling.

Anonymous said...

Some kind of viburnum?

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