PHOTINIA serratifolia

Young leaves are a bright coppery-red. A rare lime tolerant species
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PHOTINIA serratifolia

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre


  • Evergreen
    Glossy, shallowly-toothed leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with peeling grey and red-brown bark when mature. Small flowers are followed by spherical, red fruits
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    syn. P. serrulata
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases
    leaf spot, powdery mildew. May be affected by fireblight
  • Place of origin
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - corymb-like panicles 10-18cm (4-7in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Photinia - Growing Guide

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