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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, this attractive evergreen shrub makes a useful addition to the border. In mid-summer, it produces white flowers which are later followed by bright red fruit. The older leaves turn red in the autumn. It enjoys a sunny or partially shaded position 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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