A ghostly apparition for Halloween. Growing to the north of the access steps to the front range patio is Corokia cotoneaster a native to New Zealand. The mass planting is full of thin angular shoots, the youngest of which are coated in a grey indumentum. The older wood takes on a dark almost black colour and adds to the tangled internal mass, two meters tall and as broad. The evergreen leaves are rounded, green above with a white reverse. Dotted through are the orange to red one seeded berries, looking like miniature apples ready for dooking.