This Fast-Growing, Drought-Tolerant Shrub Is Great for Hedges and Screening

Fine Gardening – Issue 210
fast growing shrub
Photo: Jennifer Benner

If you encounter this shrub when it is sending out new growth, you will do a double take. The fiery red foliage is absolutely stunning. Of course, once the leaves mature to green, it is nothing to balk at either. Red Fury™ Japanese photinia (also labeled as Dynamo Red™) is a fast-growing shrub with purpose that makes an excellent hedge, screen, or evergreen backdrop. Its hardiness range, heat tolerance, and drought tolerance also make it a good choice for gardeners in warm and arid regions. Red Fury™ is reported as having greater resistance to photinia leaf spot and denser growth than similar photinias. If you find you want to snip it, it responds well to training and shearing.

Red Fury™ Japanese photinia

Photinia ‘Parsur’

Zones: 7–11

Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun; moist to dry, well-drained soil

Native range: Asia


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