Photinia glabra
Common name: 
Japanese Photinia
Pronunciation: 
fo-TIN-ee-a GLA-bra
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
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  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 8(12) ft [2.4(3.7) m], (smaller than P. serrulata and P. × fraseri).  Leaves alternate, simple, 5-8 cm long, narrowly oval to slightly obovate, pointed, shallowly serrate, bronzy red when emerging, finally glossy dark green, petiole always glabrous (without pubescence, thus different from the other two types).  Flowers, small, white, in clusters 5-10 cm wide, petals with tufts of pubescence, have a "hawthorn" fragrance.  Fruits, 5 mm thick, red than black.
  • Sun to part shade.  Mildew a problem in some areas.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (7) 8      Native to Japan.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast corner Pharmacy.
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