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Care of the tree Photinia nussia or Stranvaesia nussia.

Care of the tree Photinia nussia or Stranvaesia nussia

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

Scientific synonyms: Stranvaesia nussia, Pyrus nussia. This species is distributed throughout China, India, Tibet, Nepal, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines.

They are trees or large evergreen shrubs that reach 10 meters (32.8 feet) in height. The leathery obovate-lanceolate leaves are bright green; young leaves are bronze. They produce clusters with small white flowers. They bloom in summer. The red or orange fruits are quite decorative.

They are used as isolated specimens, to form shrubby groups and informal hedges.

Photinia nussia grows in full sun and light shade exposures. Frost resistant up to -6 ºC (21.2 ºF).

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and plenty of organic matter.

Water regularly so that the substrate does not dry out completely, although they resist a few days of drought.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

Prune lightly at the end of winter if used as a hedge or if you want to keep it compact.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by cuttings (use rooting hormones) and from seeds sown in spring with previous stratification.

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Photinia nussia
Photinia nussia
Photinia nussia