Photinia davidsoniae at Thompson's Park

Photinia davidsoniae 0

Photinia davidsoniae
mid October 2015

Photinia davidsoniae 1

Photinia davidsoniae
mid June 2018

Grid reference ST 16161 76966
Common name  
Origin China
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2017
Identified by RHS Garden Wisley
Height 9.5M October 2015
Girth Multi-stem(9)
Reference 324

This tree is west of the main entrance to the lower park, against the railings on the Romilly Road boundary.

The small orange fruits were present in mid January but gone by early February.

Photinia davidsoniae leaf

Photinia davidsoniae leaves
mid October 2015

Photinia davidsoniae fruit

Photinia davidsoniae fruit
mid October 2015

Photinia davidsoniae fruit2

Photinia davidsoniae fruit
early December 2015

Photinia davidsoniae fruit3

Photinia davidsoniae fruit
early December 2015

Photinia davidsoniae thorn

Photinia davidsoniae thorns with ivy
early February 2016

Photinia davidsoniae flower2

Photinia davidsoniae flowers
late May 2016

Photinia davidsoniae flower4

Photinia davidsoniae Flowers
mid June 2018

Photinia davidsoniae flower3

Photinia davidsoniae Flowers
mid June 2018

General tree description

Photinia davidsoniae is a small to medium sized thorny tree, growing to around 14 metres tall. It has oblanceolate leaves, dark green, leathery and glossy, up to 15cm long and tapering at both ends. In spring or early summer it has numerous white, multi-headed flowers. These are followed by roundish, orange-red fruits.

This tree is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register Handbook (2011) as "in a few mild gardens".