Photinia serratifolia
Common name: 
Chinese Photinia
Taiwanese Photinia
Pronunciation: 
fo-TIN-ee-a ser-at-i-FO-lee-a
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Photinia serrulata
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen tree/shrub, 30(50) ft [9(150 m], dense growth.  Leaves alternate, simple, 10-18 cm long, firm and leathery, lanceolate to oblong, finely serrate from base to apex, new growth reddish but becoming deep green above, lighter below, petiole 2-4 cm long and its upper side pubescent.  Flowers in clusters (panicles) 10-18 cm wide, petals white, totally glabrous.
  • Sun to part shade.  Fairly drought resistant.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7      Native to China, in its habitat a tree.  Several cultivars.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of Women's Building, large plant.
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