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Photinia parvifolia - (E.Pritz.)Schneid.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets in W. Hupeh[109]. Hills, mountain valleys, rocky slopes, fields, forests and thickets at elevations of 300 - 2500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China in Hupeh.
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Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Photinia parvifolia


Photinia parvifolia

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Photinia parvifolia is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit. No more details are given[177]. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter[200].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Wood

The wood is hard and heavy, suitable for making furniture and other small articles[266].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered position in sun or light shade[1, 200]. Prefers a warm soil that is not too heavy or close[11]. Dislikes calcareous soils[11, 182, 200]. Plants are susceptible to fireblight[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Stored seed will probably require stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[78]. Germination is usually good[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in a frame[200]. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[11, 78]. They take about 2 months to root and should be overwintered in a greenhouse, planting out in late spring[78]. Fair to good percentage[78]. Cuttings of almost ripe side shoots, 7 - 12cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame[78]. Lift the following autumn and plant in their permanent positions[78]. Layering in autumn. Partially sever the layer about 12 months later and lift in the following spring. High percentage[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(E.Pritz.)Schneid.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

BOB COLSON   Mon Oct 29 2007

EVERYONE SAYS RED TIP PHOTINIA REQUIRES FULL SUN. I PLANTED 8 RED TIPS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MY HOUSE ALONG MY CARPORT. AND IT WAS ALMOST SOLID SHADE, SHADE, JUST GETTING A LITTLE SUN IN THE MORNING. THESE PLANTS GREW THICK AND 18 FEET TALL AND AND 18 FEET TAL. I NEVER PAID ANY ATTENTION TO THEM AT ALL, NEVER WATERED, FERTILIZED, OR TRIMMED. THEM IN 37 YEARS. i JUST BULLDOZEX THEM OUT TO POUR A CONRETE DRIVEWAY.

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