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Photinia glabra

Photinia glabra Photinia glabra Photinia glabra Photinia glabra Photinia glabra Photinia glabra Photinia glabra

Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and San Diego, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree 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.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

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.
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