Common Name: Photinia
Origin/Ecology: garden origin
Habit: Oval – vertical, stiffly upright, growing to 5 m tall, 5 m wide.
Leaves: Smooth, glossy, thick, mostly obovate leaves with finely toothed margins. New growth is red, maturing to dark glossy green. It will almost always get leaf spots.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Panicles of small white flowers. Pomes. Fruiting is rare.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, hedge row, mixed shrub border, screening, spring interest.
Limitations: Fungal leaf spot, galls, leaf scorch, root rot.