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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Photinia davidiana.

Material uses

A useful informal hedge or screening plant[1]. The wood is hard and heavy, suitable for making furniture and other small articles[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Photinia davidiana.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Stored seed will probably require stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[3]. Germination is usually good[3]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Basal cuttings in a frame[1]. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[4][3]. They take about 2 months to root and should be overwintered in a greenhouse, planting out in late spring[3]. Fair to good percentage[3]. Cuttings of almost ripe side shoots, 7 - 12cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame[3]. Lift the following autumn and plant in their permanent positions[3].

Layering in autumn. Partially sever the layer about 12 months later and lift in the following spring. High percentage[1].

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Cultivation

Requires a well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered position in sun or light shade[5][1]. Prefers a warm soil that is not too heavy or close[4]. Succeeds in most soils including calcareous and heavy clays[4][1]. Dislikes windy sites[4]. Established plants tolerate a degree of drought[1]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[1].

Plants are not hardy in all areas of Britain, they tolerate temperatures down to about -15°c[1]. This species is the most susceptible of the genus to fireblight[1]. A vigorous fast-growing plant[1] with vicious spines[6]. The fruit persists into the winter and seems to be unattractive to birds[1].

There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Photinia davidiana.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Photinia davidiana
Genus
Photinia
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
?
Growth Rate
Mature Size
6 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.001.011.021.031.041.051.061.071.081.091.101.111.121.13 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.6 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  6. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)

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