SelecTree: Tree Detail
RED LEAF PHOTINIA
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and San Diego, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Japanese Photinia is a commonly grown shrub, also used as either a single or multi-trunk trunk tree standard. Its shiny evergreen foliage and flowers in the summer make it quite attractive. It is very durable, and tolerates heat, dryness as well as poor soils. Its branches do not droop and do resist breakage. 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 Southeastern United States.
Additional Common Names
RED LEAF PHOTINIA, RED TOP, JAPANESE PHOTINIA
Oval, Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Purple or Red, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Black Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Bark Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mites, Scales, Aphids and Caterpillars, Fire Blight and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Screen, Container, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Photinia glabra Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/photinia-glabra >