Red tip

Photinia  ×  fraseri

Photo/Illustration: 
David Franko
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Red tip (Photinia  ×  fraseri)
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Genus:  Photinia
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 Characteristics:  Excellent as a hedge, in a shrub border, or in mixed plantings. A cross of P. glabra and P. serratifolia .
Care:  Grow 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.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Crown gall, mushroom root rot, gray mold (Botrytis), leaf scorch, and Entomosporium leaf spot.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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