A white-flowered shrub or small tree of the rose family which is often grown as an ornamental.
- ‘The Snowy Mespilus is for the larger garden nearly all species grow to a foot or more.’
- ‘Just coming into flower now, the snowy mespilus is a spectacular little tree or large bush that truly lives up to its name.’
- ‘Snowy mespilus is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear.’
Modern Latin Mespilus (genus name), from Latin mespilus medlar tree.