Photinia davidiana

Photinia davidiana

Photinia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Photinia davidiana
  • Common name: Photinia
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 8m

Spread: 6m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

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Photinias are attractive, evergreen shrubs and small trees that make good specimen plants. Some varieties also make good hedging. Their name derives from the Greek word photeinos, which means shiny - they often have glossy leaves.

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 before falling.

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

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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