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EvergreenLeathery leaves to 12cm (4¾in) long
Tall ShrubOr small tree. Small flowers are followed by spherical, bright red fruit.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunFor best berry production.
PHOTINIA davidiana 'Palette'
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowCommemorates French missionary Armand David.Pests & DiseasesLeaf spot, powdery mildew, fireblight.Place of originChina, Vietnam
Flower ShapePaniclesCorymb-like panicles 7cm (2¾in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
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(see photos above)Oblanceolate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soil