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PlantFiles: Photinia
Photinia beauverdiana

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Photinia (foh-TIN-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: beauverdiana (bow-ver-dee-AY-nuh) (Info)

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By simple layering
By tip layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tomatoholic On May 5, 2005, Tomatoholic from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

These shrubs grow really well in Central Texas. They are gorgeous with the red new growth and the white blossoms they get in spring are really pretty. Almost everyone has them in their yards here.

We had one in our front bed that didn't do well...not enough sun. They really need the full sun or else they get some kind of fungus on them. Our front bed wasn't getting enough sun b/c our Oak trees have grown so large. We have the photinia lining our back fence and they are huge. They give us a lot of privacy b/c our back neighbor's have a 2-story house and can look down into our yard. But the photinias have grown so tall, that the neighbor cannot see to our yard any longer.

Positive tuzigoot On May 4, 2005, tuzigoot from Clarkdale, AZ wrote:

Seven shrubs planted 10 yrs ago in sandy soil mixed with mulch. Area is in N. Central AZ, 20 mi west of Sedona. In the past, contacted local County Extension Serv for info regarding care and feeding. Usually give them several cups of 16/20/0 in early summer, mixed with 2 gal water containing several drops of Superthrive . I have a PVC type watering system and high alkaline water from a well. These are supposed to be dormant during winter. Due to the considerable rains during Jan -Feb, ( including several light snows) ----- in March, every red-tip photinia in this area demonstrated an almost-complete covering of new growth indicated by very bright orange-to-red leaves, followed by considerable new blooms of off-white coloring.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California
Fairport, New York
Austin, Texas
Ashford, Washington

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