Photinia glabra Rosaceae
Japanese Photinia fo-TIN-ee-a GLA-bra
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 8(12) ft [2.4(3.7) m], (smaller than P. serrulata and P. ´ fraseri). Leaves alternate, simple, 5-8 cm long, narrowly oval to slightly obovate, pointed, shallowly serrate, bronzy red when emerging, finally glossy dark green, petiole always glabrous (without pubescence, thus different from the other two types). Flowers, small, white, in clusters 5-10 cm wide, petals with tufts of pubescence, have a "hawthorn" fragrance. Fruits, 5 mm thick, red than black.
- Sun to part shade. Mildew a problem in some areas.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (7) 8 Native to Japan.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast corner Pharmacy.