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Photinia x fraseri - Dress.

Common Name Red Tip Photinia, Fraser Photinia
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A hybrid of garden origin.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Photinia x fraseri Red Tip Photinia, Fraser Photinia


Photinia x fraseri Red Tip Photinia, Fraser Photinia

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Summary

Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Oval, Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Photinia x fraseri is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) 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 dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

Plants can be grown as a tall hedge[29, 200].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Hedge, 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]. The young shoots have a good resistance to damage by late frosts[188]. Plants are susceptible to fireblight[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. There are a number of named forms selected for their ornamental value[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Blooms are very showy.

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. This species is a hybrid and will not breed true from seed. 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 with gentle bottom heat[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].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Photinia villosaOriental photinia10

 

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Readers comment

KR Ritchie   Sun Feb 29 23:14:48 2004

This shrub is fast-growing, with a thick inner structure, making it great for a privacy hedge. It also attracts many small birds, making nests and providing plenty of activity. It's leaves are evergreen, giving color year-round. Never just sticks, waiting for leaves!

sissoko   Sun Jan 29 2006

origin of this plant :new-zealand

caroline Atkinson   Fri Jan 18 2008

Is photinia fraseri poisonous to animals? Thankyou Caroline Atkinson

Sandy   Sun Jun 7 2009

I just bought some of these in hopes of adding a hedge to my garden of about 3.5 ft tall. was this a good choice. also how would I prune this plant? I do live in an area that can get down to 0Degrees.

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