Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia 'Fraseri')

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Also sold as:
Photinia x fraseri

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Hyde Park - A Royal Park (Part 2)Hyde Park - A Royal Park (Part 2)
April 19, 2011

Hyde Park crosses into Kensington Gardens which is another Royal Park and a mere 275 acres. It is quiet compared to Hyde Park, yet has a lot of beauty of its own. The Italian Fountains that were commissioned by Queen Victoria are very famous, as well as the Serpentine Gallery. On the south side is Kensington Palace, the London Home of Princess Diana, and Princess Diana's children's playground. But it also has the Peter Pan statue, which is much loved by all. Then I will double back through Hyde Park on the south side of the serpentine, and other places. I hope you will enjoy my long walk with me.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 4, 2011 4:24 PM

Very hardy here in my zone. I have one that has been growing on the deck in a wooden planter for several years with no problems. Moderate growth rate. Prune to prevent legginess.

Fast-growing evergreen with lush, glossy green foliage, topped by brilliant red new growth. Leaves are lance-shaped, to 8 inches long. Extremely durable screen, hedge, or mass planting where black spot fungus is not a problem. Good air circulation key.

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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Feb 2, 2014 10:47 AM

These are everywhere here and get very big, about 15 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. They are popular because they grow fast and make a tight hedge or screening if you want to hide something or from something. Otherwise, you have to prune it a lot. The new growth is susceptible to Entomosporium leaf spot. This will kill the shrub unless you spray regularly with a fungicide.

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