Photinia villosa
Common name: 
Oriental Photinia
fo-TIN-ee-a vil-LO-sa
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub or small tree, to 15 ft (~5 m) tall, similar width.  Leaves alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-ovate, 3-8 cm long and 2-3 cm wide, tip acuminate, base wedge-shaped, margin finely serrate, 5-7 pairs of veins, bronze when young then dark green and glabrous (lacking hairs) above, long soft hairs below; petiole only 1-5 mm long; fall color may be orange to orange-red.  Flowers white, 1.2 cm across, in small, flat clusters.  Fruit ellipsoid, 8 mm long, bright red.
  • Sun to light shade, best on well-drained acid soil, minimal pruning required.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4   Native to Japan, Korean and China.
  • villosa: Latin, softly hairy, young leaves and shoots
  • Salem, Oregon: Bush's Pasture Park.
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  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • fruiting branches, fall

    fruiting branches, fall

  • leaves and fruit, fall

    leaves and fruit, fall