Red Tipped Photinia
Photinia x fraseri
Red Tipped Photinia Shrubs
Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) is a very popular shrub 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 Tip photinia also has small white flowers that produce red fruits, that often last into the winter.
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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.