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Oriental Photinia
Scientific Name: Photinia villosa (Thunb.) DC.
Synonym: Pourthiaea villosa
Family: Rosaceae
Oriental Photinia (Photinia  villosa)
Photinia villosa fo. maximowicziana at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-6
USDA: 3-9

Heat Tolerance: Questionable

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: China, Japan, and Korea

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 10 feet spread (3 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, good drainage

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings in summer, grafting on quince or hawthorn

The forma maximowicziana is from Korea.

Blooming Habits:
2 inches wide flowerheads (5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:
0.5 inches long red fruit

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