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Photinia × fraseri

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Photo Locations: Tucson Botanical Gardens - Tucson, AZ, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and San Diego

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Fraser Photinia is the most commonly grown Photinia, usually as a hedge or shrub. It is also used as either a single or multi-trunk trunk tree standard. Its shiny reddish evergreen foliage and flowers in the summer make it quite attractive. It is very durable, and tolerates heat, moderate dryness as well as poor soils. It is mildew resistant and has brightly colored new growth. It may eventually require light top-trimming (but not necessarily shearing) of vigorous top shoots to maintain its height below 25'.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Asia.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 8 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).


Bark Dark Brown or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Mildew. Susceptible to Aphids, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values


Espalier or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Photinia × fraseri Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 17, 2021.
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