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Plant Species of the genus Photinia

Information about this genus
Name: Photinia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Most are fairly adaptable with good drainage being a key requirement. For best results, plant in a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position. Prune to promote dense growth, particularly when used as hedging plants. Pruning of Photinia serratifolia is not essential except to shape. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
Description: This genus in the rose family, Rosaceae, consists of around 60 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees, the majority coming from the Himalayas to Japan and Sumatra. Photinia is derived from the Greek photeinos, meaning ?shining?, describing the simple, smooth, non-hairy leaves. The leaves are often strikingly colored when young, especially in spring. Flowers are small, mostly white, with 5 petals and produced in dense, flattish, corymbose panicles along or at the ends of shoots. The fruit is a small, usually red, pome. The evergreen species are cultivated for their striking foliage color and are popular hedging plants, while the deciduous species are more reliable in flowering and in autumn their deciduous foliage can be attractively colored.

Specie Vernacular Zone
floribunda purple chokeberry
melanocarpa black chokeberry
Photinia 3 fraseri 8-10
Photinia beauverdiana 6-9
Photinia davidiana 7-10
Photinia davidsoniae 9-11
Photinia glabra 7-10
Photinia nussia 7-10
Photinia prionophylla 9-10
Photinia serratifolia 7-10
pyrifolia red chokeberry
villosa 4-9

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