Photinia villosa Oriental Photinia Rosaceae PHVI*; NY, ct; Q, cu; 


Photinia (Accessed 5/2015).

Photinia villosa is a shrub or small tree, young twigs finely hairy.

Leaves alternate, stalk to 0.5 cm long, blade 3-8 cm long, reverse egg-shaped (obovate), widest above middle, tip long-pointed, base wedge-shaped, veins 5-7 pairs, dark green above, wooly-hairy below, margin finely, sharply toothed, teeth dark or broad-tipped (use lens); autumn foliage orange-red; winter buds with several scales.

Flowers white, about 0.8 cm wide, radially symmetrical, stamens prominent (more-or-less typical of Rosaceae), petals 5, round; inflorescences of branched clusters to 5 cm wide; blooming May-June.

Fruit bright red, fleshy, 0.8 cm, Oct. somewhat persistent (Dirr 1990).

Wetland status: NL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: China.

Habitat: Overgrown horticultural specimens.