Red Tip Photinia Shrubs

Photinia x fraseri

The Red Tip Photinia shrub is a spectacular medium-sized evergreen shrubthat can be left unpruned as a privacy screen or trimmed into a hedge. New Growth is bright red. Small white flowers in are formed in the spring, followed by red berries in fall.

Growzone: 6-9

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1 Gallon Pot (1.5 to 2 Feet Tall) $29.95

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This Plants Growzone: 6-9
Growing Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 9 to 12 feet or 20 feet if left unpruned
Mature Width: 9 to 12 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit: Densely branched, spreading
Foliage: Rich red in spring, turning greenish red in summer.
Flower Color: White in spring
Pruning Season: Prune in spring after flowering to maintain desired height.
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass. Fast growing privacy plant.

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Red-Tip Photinia shrubs (Photinia x fraseri) are a very popular shrub. It's used as a privacy, screening or buffer plant. The oval leaves of photinia plants start bright red but turn into the dark reddish-green after a couple of weeks to a month. During the spring, the Red Tipped photinia also has small white flowers that produce red fruits, that often last into the winter.

  • A very popular shrub for seasonal color.
  • One of the best shrubs for privacy hedges.
  • Also known as Fraser's photinia

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Full Description

Privacy Red Tipped Photinia fraserii Shrubs

Red tipped Photinia is an attractive, fast-growing large evergreen shrub or small tree which features rich red foliage that remains evergreen throughout the year in even the coldest of climates. Its small white flowers appear in early spring stand out against the bright red foliage. It produces red fruits after flowering, which add interest during the winter months. With its glossy foliage, it is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or privacy hedge in any size garden. The overall size of the Red-Tipped Photina is easy to control with pruning and can be kept at any height from 4 feet to 12 feet with only a minimum of pruning. Photinia can reach up to 20 feet if left un-pruned. Photinia will flush out new growth in the spring, and that growth can be pruned off to maintain height. Red-Tipped Photinia responds well to pruning and will fill in and become a dense hedge in a short amount of time. Red-tip Photinia should be planted in the full sun or partial shade for best foliage color. Proper fertilization is essential for healthy growth and vivid color. We recommended that plants be fed in the spring just as growth is beginning to appear and again in the summer. Good Air circulation is needed to combat black leaf spot, which can sometimes affect Photinias during periods of high humidity. Black spot is easy to diagnose due to the bright red spots, which will appear on the leaves. To maintain your photinia as a healthy plant during wetter periods of the year, plants can be sprayed with Bonide copper fungicide. Typically after establishment in the landscape, this will become less and less of a problem. Black spot is more of an aesthetic issue and rarely affects the overall health of the plant. These plants are known for their cold hardiness and will grow to be large shrubs in even the coldest of its hardiness zone recommendations. If you choose to grow your photinia as a small tree, select the strongest leader, and remove all other branches. Once the "trunk" is at its chosen height for your use remove the growing tip from the leader which will promote side branches.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Red Tip Photinia shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Red-Tip Photinia to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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