Photinia niitakayamensis

Photinia niitakayamensis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Photinia niitakayamensis
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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

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Found growing wild in Taiwan, Photinia niitakayamensis is an unusual shrub that makes a useful addition to the border. In midsummer it produces panicles of scented, white flowers, followed by bright orange-red fruits, which often last into winter. 

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For best results grow in well drained fertile soil in sun or part shade.

How to grow Photinia niitakayamensis

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

Photinia niitakayamensis and wildlife

Photinia niitakayamensis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Photinia niitakayamensis poisonous?

Photinia niitakayamensis has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People