Photinia villosa Rosaceae
Oriental Photinia fo-TIN-ee-a vil-LO-sa
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub or small tree, to 15 ft (~5 m) tall, similar width. Leaves alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-ovate, 3-8 cm long and 2-3 cm wide, tip acuminate, base wedge-shaped, margin finely serrate, 5-7 pairs of veins, bronze when young then dark green and glabrous (lacking hairs) above, long soft hairs below; petiole only 1-5 mm long; fall color may be orange to orange-red. Flowers white, 1.2 cm across, in small, flat clusters. Fruit ellipsoid, 8 mm long, bright red.
- Sun to light shade, best on well-drained acid soil, minimal pruning required.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to Japan, Korean and China.
- villosa: Latin, softly hairy, young leaves and shoots
- Salem, Oregon: Bush Park.