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Christmas berry

Photinia spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Christmas berry Overview

A genus of 46 accepted species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees in the Rosaceae family native to warm temperate zones of Asia. They have simple, glossy, sometimes toothed leaves, occasionally thorny branches, dense umbels of small white flowers followed by usually bright red berries. Several species are popular garden plants grown for their bright red young foliage in Spring, maturing to green. There are many cultivars and hybrids with variegated foliage, coloured stems and a variety of different emerging leaf colours.

Common problems with Christmas berry

How to propagate Christmas berry


You can propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in summer, deciduous species can also be propagated by seed in autumn.


Other uses of Christmas berry

Grown for their foliage and, in the case of deciduous species, for their autumn colour and fruits.

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