SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Franceschi Park - Santa Barbara, CA and Tucson Botanical Gardens - Tucson, AZ
Bright bronze new growth.
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 40 feet.
Width: 25 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oblong to Oblanceolate, Bronze or Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 16 and 18 - 22.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Photinia serrulata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/photinia-serrulata >