Fraser's Photinia

Photinia x fraseri

An excellent medium-sized evergreen shrub ideal for hedges or screens. Attractive new growth explodes in bright bronze-red in early spring, maturing to large, dark green leaves. Works well as espalier or as a formally pruned patio tree.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationfoh-TEN-i-uh fray-ZER-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis shrub is the backbone of landscapes in mild winter regions. Beauty and dense growth combine to produce the perfect tall hedge, whether grown natural or sheared. They are grown in side yards, down property lines or spaced out into a natural landscape for spring foliage contrast. Easily trained into a neat small tree, offering an evergreen lollipop for entries, front yards or even near the street.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Rose (Rosa); Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria); Smokebush (Cotinus)

Thrives in enriched, well-drained soils, but very adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild, periodic dry spells. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy, formal appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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