Photinia is in the genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles. From the family Rosaceae; rose family (a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens).
Suitable for zones 7a & up this plant makes for a lovely shrub, hedges or if left alone will grow quite tall, sometimes up to 30ft or higher.
It’s best planted in full sun with plenty of air circulation and has average water needs. If kept too wet it can be subject to fungus leaf spot which is commonly considered a death sentence. If you see fungus leaf spot on your Red Tipped Photinia spray it immediately with a fungicide & make sure to thoroughly clean your pruners before pruning the next one to help prevent spreading of the disease.
It’s important to note if you live in Texas that the Red-Tipped photinia appears on the Texas invasive list.
Photinia is well known for its glorious red foliage which adds colour to your garden in the winter months. In the spring it produces masses of pretty white blooms with an intoxicating scent. A beautiful addition to your garden!