Red Tip Photinia – Fort Worth
Red Tip Photinia is an evergreen plant and are mostly used as hedges in landscape designs. These shrubs are known for their beautiful, dense white flowers in the spring that turn into black berries in the fall.
Red Tip Photinia, also known as Photinia x fraseri, is a popular choice among garden enthusiasts for its striking red-tipped leaves. This evergreen shrub, originally from Asia, offers a splash of color throughout the year, making it a standout feature in any garden.
The young leaves start off red, hence the name “red tip,” and as they mature, change into a dark green. Red Tip Photinias grow one to three fee each year, and can get to be 10 to 15 feet tall, so need pruning on a regular basis. Red Tip Photinias thrive in hardiness zones 7 through 9.
Plant Red Tip Photinias in well-drained soil. Full sun is preferred, but photinias can tolerate partial shade. Make sure the photinia doesn’t grow to dense; pruning is crucial to plant health. Prune in late-March to early-April once the growing season starts. Their expected life is 50 years.
Exposure: Full Sun or partial shade
Dimensions: Height 10-12′ x 6-8′ W
Water: Water regularly until established
Blooms: Grown for its beautiful red new growth
Fertilizer: Feed with Fertilome Tree and Shrub Food
Spacing: Plant 6-8′ apart
Explore creative landscaping ideas to incorporate Red Tip Photinia into your outdoor space. Whether you want to create hedges, borders, or focal points, this versatile shrub can elevate your garden’s aesthetics. Red Tip Photinia is a fantastic addition to any garden, providing year-round beauty and versatility in landscape design. With the right care and attention, you can enjoy its stunning red foliage for years to come.
See our red tip photinias at one of our two plant nurseries.