Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Photinia aff. prionophylla

Photinia prionophylla
This looks a lot like what Hilliers manual describes as ‘Formosan form’. I'm not at all sure about this identification but a very gorgeous shrub nevertheless - more rounded and compact than the normal P.serratifolia, with broad rounded leaves (to about 3ins across) opening a rich mahogany in early spring, with a soft downy white covering.
Photinia sp Bodnant
The flowers are the normal type.
Photinia prionophylla
Easy and adaptable and tolerant of heavy and wet soils.

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