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Photinia villosa

Oriental Photinia

Plant Type:


Photinia villosa This is the old-fashioned, seldom offered Oriental Photinia. Well, what’s old again becomes new again! This is a great low maintenance broad, rounded multi-stemmed shrub with long branches. The season begins with an attractive display of axillary cream-white corymbs about 1” to 2” diameter in spring among the new leaves. What the flowers lack in size they make up for in numbers. Dark green leaves are handsome and understated changing to rich red to bronze-maroon in autumn. Persistent bright red pomes dangle from pedicels in autumn. Easy, handsome and it gets better with age. Site it in part to full sun planted in fertile draining soil. Fireblight may be an issue in warmer climates. Cutting grown.


10-15 Ft


10-15 Ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Photinia villosa

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Japan
  • Korea

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown