Osteomeles subrotunda K.Koch

Fern-leaf Box

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Osteomeles

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: To 6' tall nd wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Compound leaves with 7 to 15 leaflets, oval, very small, entire. Leaves fern-like. Hawthorn-like flowers in late spring followed by red fruits.


Published in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 1: 250 in 1864.

Native to China and Japan.

Introduced to England in 1894.

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