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Photinia glabra /Red Leaf Photinia

Photinia glabra  / Photinia glabra
A clipped hedge in early spring when foliage is red
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A clipped hedge in early spring when foliage is red

New foliage is always a bronzy-red color in spring or at any other time when new leaves emerge

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Scientific Name: Photinia glabra
Common Name: Red Leaf Photinia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
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Comments: Early spring foliage is a rich, red that contrast with the abundant, fragrant, white flowers. This large shrub has a soft, natural character when not too severly pruned. It is very susceptible to fireblight, root fungus and entomosporum leaf spot. These problems reduce its desirability for use in the landscape, especially the Gulf South.