Photinia serrulata /Chinese Photinia

Photinia serrulata  / Photinia serrulata
A large mature specimen in full flower in spring
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Scientific Name: Photinia serrulata
Common Name: Chinese Photinia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
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:
Comments: Introduced from China this photinia has a broad oval form with several stems branching near the ground. It has bold, glossy, dark green leaves which are think and leathery. In spring it has large, dense clusters of white flowers which are followed by bright red berries in summer and fall. Some birds are attracted to the seeds. Leaf spot is less sever on this species.