Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster pannosus)

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster pannosus)

Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment: 11 High Risk

Regulatory Status: Hawaii Noxious Weed List

Prevention and Control Category: N/A


  • Multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches. Can grow up to 10′ tall. Flowers are white with five petals. Oblong leaves are 0.5 in – 1 in long and are a green-grey color. Fruit are a dull red when ripe and contain 1-3 seeds.


  • Invades pasture lands  and native rain forests. Highly adaptable and germinates readily in shade.


  • Big Island: Cotoneaster is currently only known to be found on Hawaii Island.

For more information, see

  • Cotoneaster pannosus information from USDA