Photinia davidiana
Common name: 
Chinese Stranvaesia
Pronunciation: 
fo-TIN-ee-a da-vid-i-A-na
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Stranvaesia davidiana
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6-20 ft (1.8-6 m), wide spreading, informal.  Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic-ovate, 5-13 cm long, entire, lustrous dark green, grooved petiole.  Flowers white, 6 mm across, in small clusters.  Fruit red, about 6 mm diam., may persist a long time.
  • Sun.   Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acid, organic soil.  Susceptible to fireblight.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6      Native to western China.
  • A low growing form, P. d. var. undulata, is also available.
  • Students sometime confuse it with the Willowleaf Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolius), but the leaves on that plant have a winkled upper surface (rugose).  The leaf surfaces of Chinese Stranvaesia are smooth, additionally vigorous stems have claw-like stipules at the base of the petioles.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest corner of Waldo Hall.
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    new leaves and previous season's fruit

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    leaves, comparison

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