Photinia serratifolia (formerly Photinia serrulata) Rosaceae
Chinese Photinia, Taiwanese Photinia fo-TIN-ee-a ser-at-i-FO-lee-a
- Broadleaf evergreen tree/shrub, 30(50) ft [9(150 m], dense growth. Leaves alternate, simple, 10-18 cm long, firm and leathery, lanceolate to oblong, finely serrate from base to apex, new growth reddish but becoming deep green above, lighter below, petiole 2-4 cm long and its upper side pubescent. Flowers in clusters (panicles) 10-18 cm wide, petals white, totally glabrous.
- Sun to part shade. Fairly drought resistant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to China, in its habitat a tree. Several cultivars.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of Women's Building, large plant.