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Photinia serrulata

Phonetic Spelling
foh-TIN-nee-uh ser-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

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

Form: Small tree or multistemmed shrub; broadly oval

Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#playground#children's garden#edible fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#playground#children's garden#edible fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Photinia
    Species:
    serrulata
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits are food source for birds
    Play Value:
    Edible fruit
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.2 in. red fruit in late summer to fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    White flowers on 4-7 in. corymbs in spring;
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lustrous dark green leaves; new leaves are apple green to bronze-tinged; reddish purple new leaves mature to dark green
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Surface/Attachment:
    Patchy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Attracts:
    Songbirds