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Red Tip Photinia

Photinia fraseri

Description:

very commonly used as a fence.

Habitat:

front yard


2 species ID suggestions

Photinia
Photinia
Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago
Photinia (Red Tip Photinia)
Genus Photinia Photinia

16 Comments

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

i read it now,i responde to you directely from the home page streem,only now i saw your very clinical:)info.the plant i spott it apears beiing of exclent else,is the vírus spread in all continents?

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Antonio,thsi fungus is very destructive and it is a matter of time before the shrub Succumbs to this fungus"Entomosporium" Nowadays the shrub is being replaced by " Chinese Photinia'.
Scroll down the comments to see my comment on the fungus.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

And there are a cure?or is a radical fungus,the kind that as not cure?

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Yup Antonio,red for sure!
Infact I decided to photograph it after i saw your spotting.
After i read the article on how these have become victims to Fungus, I examined my shrub . I saw lots of black patches on the leaves.
The plant,in general, is almost reaching extinction due to its vulnerability to this fungus.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

voilá! this one as the red leaves

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

After I read this , I will take better care of my shrub.
in the last ten years or so, Red-tip has gone from the top of the list to the bottom due to intense pressure from a devastating fungal disease.

Red-tip is highly susceptible to the fungal pathogen known as Entomosporium that causes leaf spots and ultimately defoliation. The disease has all but eliminated Red-tip from the list of recommended shrubs for Southern landscapes. In fact, the disease is so widespread that one plant pathologist jokingly explained that there are two types of Red-tip, those that have the disease and those that are going to get it! So, even though newly planted Red-tip bushes may stay disease free for many years, ultimately they will succumb to the inevitable.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

These are quite strong. We hardly water this bush.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

I had a decent group of this in my backyard, but a bitter winter followed by a brutal summer last year destroyed it and several other plants.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Thanks Ashish, I will add to the red mission.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

and also thanks for the Id too,Goody and Viv.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Must add to Red Mission...

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Thanks for the bonus.It;s enriching. Would be happy if there were some bugs on it,let alone the Australian Stick insects.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

I know this plant well. It serves as a substitute food item for giant prickly stick insects from Australia (Extatosoma tiaratum). There's your trivia for the day. :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Nice color,

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 2 years ago

Welcome!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Thnx so much Viv!

Tulare, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -118.76

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2012

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