SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photinia × fraseri
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and San Diego
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.
Additional Common Names
FRASER PHOTINIA, RED ROBIN PHOTINIA
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, Glossy 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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Espalier or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Photinia × fraseri Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/photinia-×-fraseri >
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