Photinia

A deciduous shrub, loved for its purple-red foliage, often grown as a hedge.
Common name : Photinia
Scientific name : Photinia
Family : Rosaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Photinia is a genus of about 40–60 species of small trees and large shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae native to warm temperate Asia, from the Himalaya east to Japan and south to India and Thailand and widely cultivated throughout the world as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits. They grow from 4–15 m tall, with branches often but not always thorny, alternate, entire or finely toothed leaves, varying between species from 3–15 cm in length and flowers in early summer in dense terminal corymbs. Numerous hybrids and cultivars are available on the market, including Photinia × fraseri (P. glabra × P. serratifolia) - the red tip photinia or Christmas berry - Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' - probably the most widely planted of all - its little cousin Photinia × fraseri 'Little Red Robin' - dwarf in stature with an ultimate height/spread of around 2–3 ft - Photinia × fraseri 'Super Hedger' - a newer hybrid with strong upright growth, and a lot others!

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 200 - 1000
pH 6 - 8

Plant my photinia

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and teplace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my photinia

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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