Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia x fraseri)

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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
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

Ripening fruit

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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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