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PlantFiles: Oriental Photinia
Photinia villosa

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Photinia (foh-TIN-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: villosa (vil-OH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Pourthiaea villosa

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jan 7, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A deciduous shrub of up to 18 ft, it has a dense crown. The 3" leaves provide various colors throughout the year. In autumn they change from yellow, then bronze to red. The birds love the bright red berries in the fall.



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