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Fraser Photinia

Photinia x fraseri

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Fraser Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) at Snavely's Garden Corner

Fraser Photinia in bloom

Fraser Photinia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fraser Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) at Snavely's Garden Corner

Fraser Photinia flowers

Fraser Photinia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fraser Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) at Snavely's Garden Corner

Fraser Photinia

Fraser Photinia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

One of the mainstay shrubs for today's urban landscapes, this ubiquitous hedge plant features unmistakable rich red foliage in spring that fades to dark green; pruning stimulates new reddish growth over the season; flowers are pretty when not pruned out

Ornamental Features

Fraser Photinia is clothed in stunning clusters of white flowers with yellow anthers held atop the branches from early to mid spring. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The glossy narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Fraser Photinia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Fraser Photinia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fraser Photinia will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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