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Photinia davidiana

Christmas berry

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Photinia davidiana

Plant details

Found growing wild in China and Vietnam, Photinia davidiana is an attractive evergreen shrub, which makes a useful addition to the border. In midsummer it produces white flowers, followed by bright red fruit in autumn. The older leaves turn red ibefore falling.

For best results grow Photinia davidiana in a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained soil.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Photinia

Species: davidiana

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 800cm

Spread: 600cm

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