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

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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm130420_565

April    Pickens County    SC

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