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Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Photinia villosa

Other names

Oriental photinia, Christmas berry, Pourthiaea villosa

Genus

Photinia Photinia

Species

P. villosa - P. villosa is a spreading, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange and red in autumn. Panicles of flattened, white flowers in late spring are followed by ovoid, red fruit.


Photinia villosa is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot , Fireblight , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Fireblight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Prefers acid to neutral soil but will tolerate alkaline conditions. Protect from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Photinia villosa

Other names

Oriental photinia, Christmas berry, Pourthiaea villosa

Genus

Photinia Photinia

Species

P. villosa - P. villosa is a spreading, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange and red in autumn. Panicles of flattened, white flowers in late spring are followed by ovoid, red fruit.

Native to

China, Korea, Japan

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Fireblight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Prefers acid to neutral soil but will tolerate alkaline conditions. Protect from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Photinia villosa (Oriental photinia)

Common pest name

Cedar-Quince rust; Quince rust; Rust of apple; Rust of juniper; Rust of quince

Scientific pest name

Gymnosporangium clavipes

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU regulated rust disease which helps mitigate against introduction. A review of EU regulations will help to ensure that all hosts are regulated.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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