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Japanese Photinia
Scientific Name: Photinia glabra (Thunb.) Maxim.
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24,28-31
USDA: 7-11

Heat Tolerance: Questionable

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 10 to 20 feet tall (3-6 m), 4 feet spread (1.2 m); alternate, elliptic, dentate, leathery, glossy green leaves, 2 to 3.6 inches long (5-9 cm); reddish young leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water, good drainage

Propagation: Cuttings in summer

The species epithet comes from the Latin for 'glabrous', referring to the leaves and stems.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers with the base of the petals bearded at their base, in 2 to 4 inches wide flowerheads (5-10 cm).

Fruiting Habits:
0.20 inches long (5 mm) red fruit turning blackish when mature.

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