Plant ID forum: Photinia davidiana (?)

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hementia
Jan 5, 2012 7:38 PM CST
This one had orange leaves in its juvenile stage when bought however new growth now is light green
It is not a fraseri
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plantladylin
Jan 5, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Looks like Ardisia crenata to me.
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JRsbugs
Jan 6, 2012 6:27 AM CST
The berries look like Photinia davidiana but the leaves on that look narrower.

http://www.deeproot.co.uk/pbo/plantdetail.php?plantname=Phot...

http://www.thefloweringgarden.com/photinia.htm

Some don't look so narrow..

http://www.cfgphoto.com/img10730.htm

http://koju.de/pflanzen/en/info/STRANVAESIA_davidiana_812.ph...

Stranvaesia davidiana is a synonym of Photinia davidiana. Ardisia crenata (crispa) is very similar.

http://www.uni-graz.at/garten/bluehen.html

http://www.verdiincontri.com/articoli/art09109.htm

It could be a cross, or variety of Photinia davidiana. A search on the RHS brings up a few ..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder2.asp?crit=...

http://bbg.cityofbellevue.net/Plant_Detail.asp?PK=13921



Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 6, 2012 7:52 AM CST
Green Grin! I knew our Janet would come along and help. The only Photinia I'm familiar with is P. x fraseri and it didn't look like the ones in my yard. I was just guessing but it sure reminds me of Ardisia crenata which is abundant in the south and listed as a Category I non-native invasive here in Florida.
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JRsbugs
Jan 6, 2012 8:48 AM CST
Ardisia crenata certainly looks very similar Lin!

Charlie mentioned orange leaves in the juvenile stage, I'm assuming it was labeled as a Photinia but no other name given.

These photos show Ardisia crenata as having 'bumpy' leaf edges for want of a better word. The berries also look to hang on shorter stems.

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/boga/html/Ardisia_crenata_Foto...

http://combinacionanimal.blogspot.com/2010/06/hilo-holly-ard...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/65467/
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JRsbugs
Jan 6, 2012 8:51 AM CST
A photo showing young leaves of Photinia davidiana..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/3295483...

The dark-green foliage is tough and quite leathery, lasting a year or more, with individual leaves gradually turning colour between October and March. A heavy crop of pea-sized crimson berries appears in pendant clusters. Luckily, their dry appearance seems to save them from foraging birds, which are more usually attracted to shiny, juicier more succulent-looking fruits.

Not surprisingly, a plant of such extensive distribution is seen in varying forms. 'Fructu Luteo' is a selection with yellow fruits; 'Palette' has pinky-tinged leaves streaked creamy-white and is slower growing. Plants from the Salicifolia Group have narrower (willow-like) leaves, while those of the Undulata Group have leaves with a more pronounced wavy margin. There is also a prostrate form which will spread to cover several yards


http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1441
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