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Care of the plant Photinia serrulata or Chinese photinia.

Care of the plant Photinia serrulata or Chinese photinia

The genus Photinia, family Rosaceae, comprises 40 species of shrubs and trees native to East and South Asia. Some species are: Photinia serrulata, Photinia x fraseri (hybrid), Photinia villosa, Photinia glabra, Photinia prunifolia, Photinia nussia, Photinia davidiana.

Common names: Taiwanese photinia, Chinese photinia. This species is native to China.

They are small evergreen trees that reach 12 meters in height. The oblong leaves are 20 cm long and have serrated or serrated edges; They are reddish when young and when they grow up they turn a shiny dark green color. The small 1 cm white flowers appear in corymbs. They bloom in spring. They produce ovoid red fruits.

They are used in gardening mainly for their fruits and decorative leaves; leaves may turn red before falling.

Photinia serrulata needs full sun exposure; it also grows in semi-shade. They do not resist frost.

The soil should be well drained and slightly loamy.

These fast-growing saplings need moderate watering all year long, waiting for the substrate to dry; slightly increase watering in summer.

They are propagated from cuttings or seeds.

Images of the plant Photinia serrulata or Chinese photinia

Photinia serrulata
Photinia serrulata
Photinia serrulata
Photinia serrulata
Photinia serrulata
Photinia nussia
Photinia nussia
Photinia nussia
 

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