Red Tip Photinias

New Red Tip Photinia


Anonymous added on November 23, 2016 | Answered

I just planted several new photinia and on one of them the leaves are turning brown. We had a freeze recently. Did it kill the plant? I live in zone 8.


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 24, 2016

Most Photinia are listed as hardy in zones 8 - 10.
Your new bush very well could have been touched by the freeze.
Make sure you are watering well, daily for the first 2 weeks, then you can cut back.
You can prune away the dead material and wait and see.

Here are some links to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/growing-red-tip-photinia.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/red-tip-photinia-fertilizer.htm

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