Red Tip Photinia

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Create a living privacy fence with a splash of color! Red Tip Photinia (Photinia X fraseri) produces leaves that are brilliant red at first and then turn deep green after several weeks. Red Tip Photinia is also known as Fraser's Photinia or Red Top Photinia. The Photinia produces small white flowers in the spring that the bees will adore!

In spring, big umbles of lacy-looking white flowers become pretty pinkish-red berries in the fall. These are all nestled among the brilliant red spring new growth and shiny green leaves later in the season! Those gorgeous leaves keep their color year-round! Plant anywhere without worry these will wilt in the heat or get munched down by deer!

This evergreen shrub is a traditional hedge shrub in the southern United States. It's not just heat and humidity tolerant, it's also fast-growing and can be shaped and sheared formally or left to grow informally too! Thriving in USDA growing zones 7-9, these 12-15 foot high at maturity shrubs can be maintained at almost any height with ease!

Planting and Application:

Red Tip grows quickly into tall, dense hedges! If a formal hedge is desired, it can be sheared into a neat and tidy shape! Let grow to full height and in its natural shape for an informal screen. Tall enough growing at maturity that these dense shrubs can even be trained into a multi-trunk tree form as well for a unique accent, and are used as specimen trees by urban landscapers.!

Commercial landscapers frequently use Photinia in the South along highway medians because they can handle sunny sites. Plant a row along the hot, sunny side of your home's foundation or as an incredibly vivid barrier along the backs of your garden beds, and as dense property division for private outdoor living without the neighbors seeing through.

  • Darling Pink Bell-Shaped Flowers
  • Unique Plump Pure White Berries
  • Compact Blue-Green Foliage
  • Delicate Fine Texture
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly Specimen, Hedge & 3-Season Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Red Tip is an impressive broadleaf-evergreen that can handle full sun and partial shade, plus this plant is extremely tough and vigorous and grows in almost any well-drained soil. Prune in the winter. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Provide enough water to get new plants established as they need, but once they are, these are very low-maintenance Waterwise shrubs!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Almost Xeric - Low Moisture Once Established
  • Thrives in Most Conditions
  • Fast Growing Deer-Resistant Evergreen
  • Shear or Prune Late Winter or Early Spring

For a fast-growing privacy shrub that offers spring flowers and a splash of vibrant red color, you need the Red Tip Photinia. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Wonderful Red Tip Photinia

A chance seedling discovered in 1943 at the Fraser Nurseries in Birmingham, Alabama, the Photinia x fraseri is thought to be a cross of the Photinia glabra and Photinia serratifolia.

The single original plant was immediately recognized for its brilliant color and dense screening qualities and fast growth. It was put into production right away.

Beloved throughout Zones 7 - 9, this is a popular, versatile plant that delivers a dense privacy screen with many ornamental features.


Red Tip Photinia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Photinia X fraseri
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Glossy
Foliage Glossy
Foliage Color Red & Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter