Photinia genus (Christmas berry). There are about 60 species of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and small trees, they are fast growing and are grown for their brilliant young foliage and autumn colour. The leaves are grown alternately, with flowers which are mostly white and are followed by either red or dark blue berries.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
Himalayas and Asia
Grown for their foliage and, in the case of deciduous species, for their autumn colour and fruits.
You can plant in sun or partial-shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Make sure you protect from strong winds.
You can propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in summer, deciduous species can also be propagated by seed in autumn.
Prone to fireblight, leaf spot and powdery mildew.
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