As you approach the northwest corner of Arbuthnot Hall,
take a closer look at the generous clumps of berries on the Parney Cotoneaster.
 
Cotoneaster lacteus (ko-toe-nee-AS-ter lak-TEE-us) *
Close up of red berries
 
Native to Western China, this dense, spreading evergreen shrub can reach 12' in height
and is very showy with arching reddish stems.
 
Prefers sun to part shade and adapts to heat, wind, smog, salt air, dryness, and poor soils!
 
White flowers in spring are followed by many clusters of red fruit, each containing two nutlets.
 
Location on campus:
On the northeast corner of Arbuthnot Hall
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.