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