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Christmas Berry

Photinia spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Christmas Berry Overview

Photinia is 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. Some plants in the Photinia genus are known as Christmas Berry. 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

Cuttings

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

Seed

Other uses of Christmas Berry

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

Summer flowering garden shrubs

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