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Photinia serrulata

Common Name(s):
Chinese photinia, Oriental photinia
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Drought tolerant; should not be used in small designs; flowers have offensive odor; can be grown as a small tree; most disease resistant photinia; fruit attracts birds; easy to transplant

Height:
20-30 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green leaves; 4 to 8 in. long; new leaves are apple green to bronze-tinged
Flower:
White flowers on 4-7 in. corymbs in spring; 0.2 in. red fruit in late summer to fall
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Small tree or multistemmed shrub; broadly oval
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
4 to 8 in. alternate, simple leaves; reddish purple new leaves mature to dark green
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1700

Photinia serrulata Photinia serrulata growth habit
Photo by The Ruth Bancroft Garden, CC BY-NC-2.0
Photinia serrulata P. serrulata flower and leaf detail
Photo by Ettore Balocchi