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Fraser Photinia

Scientific name: Photinia fraseri

Type:Evergreen shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:7 to 9
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:15 ft
Width:10 ft
Bloom:Showy flowers
Bloom Time:April to May
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Fraser Photinia is a widely planted hedge plant best known for its bright bronze-red new growth.

This evergreen shrub grows a mature height of 10’-15’ and can spread to 5’-10’ wide. It bears oval shaped leaves which are set in an alternate fashion. Leaves are simple, 3”-8” long and lustrous dark green during the summer.

Flower clusters consist of a 5”-6" wide inflorescence of white flowers which appear in the spring. If the foliage is frequently pruned one may miss seeing the flowers as they are borne at the tips of the branches where they could easily be cut off. Flowers give rise to small red berries in the fall

This plant prefers sun to partial shade with well-drained soil. It can tolerate urban sites and air pollution. While it is often pruned a shrub for foundation plantings, it can also be trimmed to form a small single or double stemmed tree.

Leaves often become infected with leaf spot fungi when grown in shade or when the leaves remain too moist. Root rot can kill plants, particularly those in wet soils.
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