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Photinia  ×  fraseri

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This is an upright evergreen shrub with lance-shaped leaves. Foliage emerges bright red or bronze, turning a leathery dark green. Small white flowers appear in mid- to late spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsExcellent as a hedge, in a shrub border, or in mixed plantings. A cross of P. glabra and P. serratifolia .

CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Shoot hardy through Zone 6. At the edge of its range, grow near a wall or sheltered by trees to provide some protection.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsCrown gall, mushroom root rot, gray mold (Botrytis), leaf scorch, and Entomosporium leaf spot.

  • Genus : Photinia
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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