Oriental Photinia (Photinia villosa)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 10 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Leaves are up to 3 inches in length. New foliage emerges a coppery bronze shade in spring, maturing to dark green by summer and changing to shades of yellow, orange and red shades in fall. Reverse side of leaves are hairy.
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

Photo by KENPEI

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Late summer, ornamental berries. by conniepr27 Sep 24, 2016 5:02 PM 15
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home Aug 14, 2019 2:19 PM 3,039

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