Photinia fraseri
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Photinia
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Origin: China

 

©Street Tree Division
City of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services

Species characteristics:
Form - Evergreen. Handsome small tree of moderate growth to 15' with canopy of 10 - 12'. When well irrigated, can grow 6 - 12" per year.

Trunk - Smooth, dark brown to black.

Foliage - New spring leaves, 2 - 5" long, are striking reddish bronze; older foliage dark green above, lighter on undersides.

Flowers/fruit - Large clusters of white flowers appear in early spring in hot inland areas and later in coastal climates. No berries.

Significant pest problems are aphids, scale and fireblight.

Site suitability:

Sunset zones - 4 - 24.

Clearances - Suitable for 3' minimum cutouts. Suitable under utility lines.

Good for medians, parks and lawns.

Culture considerations:
Tolerates heat, smog, dust, wind or dry climates, better with irrigation and good drainage. Mildew resistant. May be chlorotic in zones 12 and 13.