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Photinia glabra - (Thunb.)Franch.&Sav.
                 
Common Name Japanese Photinia, Red Top, Red Leaf Photinia,
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hills in Szechwan[178]. Slopes, mixed forests a elevations of 500 - 800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Oval, Rounded, Vase.

Photinia glabra Japanese Photinia, Red Top, Red Leaf  Photinia,


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Physical Characteristics
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Photinia glabra is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Crataegus glabra. Sorbus glabra.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - dried[177]. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic.

Anthelmintic. Also used in the treatment of obstinate dysentery, piles and jaundice[178, 218].
Other Uses
Wood.

The wood is hard and heavy, suitable for making furniture and other small articles[266].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Screen, Standard, Specimen, Street tree. Requires a well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered position in sun or light shade[1, 200]. Prefers a warm soil that is not too heavy or close[11]. Tolerates calcareous soils[11, 200]. Dislikes windy sites[11]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to about -10°c[200]. Plants are susceptible to fireblight[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Plants are very tolerant of pruning[202]. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[200]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Fragrant flowers, Flowers have an unpleasant odor, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Stored seed will probably require stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[78]. Germination is usually good[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in a frame[200]. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[11, 78]. They take about 2 months to root and should be overwintered in a greenhouse, planting out in late spring[78]. Fair to good percentage[78]. Cuttings of almost ripe side shoots, 7 - 12cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame[78]. Lift the following autumn and plant in their permanent positions[78]. Layering in autumn. Partially sever the layer about 12 months later and lift in the following spring. High percentage[200].

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Conservation Status
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