Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3715

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommonly cultivated and rarely naturalizing

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Petiole about 1"

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
20 stamens
Ovary semi-inferior
Flowers in terminal compound corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red ripening to brownish-purple
Pome

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Photinia serratifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Photinia serratifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Taiwanese Redtip


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image of Photinia serratifolia, Taiwanese Redtip

JK Marlow    jkm130420_559

April    Pickens County    SC

Flowers borne in a 4-7" wide, terminal, corymbose panicle, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Photinia serratifolia, Taiwanese Redtip

JK Marlow    jkm130420_561

April    Pickens County    SC

Leaves firm and leathery, undulating, finely serrate from base to apex, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Photinia serratifolia, Taiwanese Redtip

JK Marlow    jkm130420_563

April    Pickens County    SC

Leaves lustrous dark green above, flat medium green below, glabrous, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Photinia serratifolia, Taiwanese Redtip

JK Marlow    jkm130420_565

April    Pickens County    SC

Each flower 1/3" wide, with an odor quite offensive , per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.