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Scientific Name: Photinia x fraseri
Pronunciation: foe-TIN-ee-uh ex FRAY-zur-eye
Common Name: photinia
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Large, evergreen shrub with smooth, glossy, thick, mostly obovate leaves with finely toothed margins; new growth is red, maturing to dark glossy green; it will almost always get leaf spots.
Course(s): AARB 1012, Level 2 Apprenticeship


Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (P. serratifolia x P. glabra)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Spring interest
Additional Info: Google. Compare to P. serratifolia (forms red pomes, but are much less commonly planted). Identity of the larger specimens shown has not been confirmed.
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Parallel venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Red, leaves bronze to bright red when young
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong, Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cuneate, Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Serrulate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

 
Fruit Type: Pome, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Fruiting is rare.
 
Bark Morphology: Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour:
  

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Medium
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Galls, Leaf scorch, Root rot
Specific Pests: Entomosporium mespili
 
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