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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Photinia is a genus of evergreen shrubs known for their attractive foliage and small white flowers. One of the most popular species within this genus is Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin', celebrated for its vibrant red young leaves that mature to a glossy dark green. These shrubs are widely used in landscaping for hedges, screens, and as ornamental plants in gardens and parks.

Photinia typically reaches heights and spreads of 10 to 15 feet, depending on the species and growing conditions. The plant's standout feature is its foliage, which provides year-round interest. In spring, many Photinia species produce clusters of small white flowers, which are sometimes followed by red berries. The new growth in spring is often a bright, glossy red, making a striking contrast against the mature green leaves.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Photinia thrives in well-draining soil and prefers a moderately fertile, moist environment. While it is relatively drought-tolerant once established, regular watering during dry periods can promote healthier growth and more vibrant foliage. Photinia can be pruned to maintain a desired shape and size, making it versatile for use in formal gardens or more naturalistic settings.

In landscaping, Photinia is valued for its versatility and visual appeal. It can be used as a standalone specimen, part of a mixed border, or most commonly, as a hedge or privacy screen due to its dense growth habit. Regular pruning not only helps to maintain its shape but can also encourage the production of the brightly colored new leaves that are so characteristic of the genus.

Overall, Photinia is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub that adds color and texture to the landscape. Its adaptability to a range of growing conditions, combined with its ornamental qualities, makes it a favored choice for gardeners and landscape designers seeking to create impactful and sustainable garden displays.

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