Popular Red Tip Photinias Garden Shrubs
Red tip photinias are evergreen shrubs that are very popular with landscape gardeners due to their attractive green and red foliage, and also because this plant is very easy to care for. The oval leaves of photinia shrubs start out red but turn into the dark ever green after a couple weeks to a month. During the spring, the photinia also has small white flowers that produce red fruits, that often last into the winter. Growing this plant is easy, and it is a robust variety that is resistant to most diseases. However, a fungus called ‘entomosporium’ is a big threat. If you manage to keep this disease away from your photinias, these plants will be an asset to your outdoors for a long time to come. Let us look at the planting procedure for red tip shrubs. The red tip photinia grows well in the USDA hardiness zones 7 – 9. So, make sure that your locality falls under this category. The best time to plant them is during fall, which will eventually get good growth during spring.
It is a good idea to plant a mix of shrubs while building a hedge or wind block. This will not only help in keeping the damage of the leaf spot disease low, but also help in keeping the look more interesting than just red tips. So, go ahead and plant these unique shrubs in your garden, and enjoy their beauty for a long time to come.