Thursday, 23 June 2022

Photinia glomerata

Photinia prionophylla
This looks a lot like what Hilliers manual describes as ‘Formosan form’, and for a while I was offering it as P.prionophylla, but I am assured that glomerata is the correct identification. 
Photinia sp Bodnant
A very gorgeous shrub nevertheless - more rounded and compact than P.serratifolia, with broad rounded leaves (to about 3ins across) opening a rich mahogany in early spring, with a soft downy white covering. The flowers are the normal type. Easy and adaptable and tolerant of heavy and wet soils.

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