Photinia davidiana (syn. Stranvaesia davidiana) Rosaceae
Chinese Stranvaesia fo-TIN-ee-a (stran-VE-zi-a) da-vid-i-A-na
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6-20 ft (1.8-6 m), wide spreading, informal. Leaves simple,
alternate, elliptic-ovate, 5-13 cm long, entire, lustrous dark green, grooved petiole. Flowers
white, 6 mm across, in small clusters. Fruit red, about 6 mm diam., may persist a long time.
- Sun. Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acid, organic soil. Susceptible to
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 Native to western China.
- Students sometime confuse it with the Willowleaf Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolius), but the leaves on that plant have a winkled upper surface (rugose). The leaf surfaces of Chinese Stranvaesia are smooth, additionally vigorous stems have claw-like stipules at the base of the petioles.
- Corvallis: northeast corner of Harrison and 25th St.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest corner of Waldo Hall.