Red Tip Photinias

Red Tip Photinia


beckebell added on April 11, 2016 | Answered

We live in New Mexico and planted three red tip photinias about a month ago. They seemed to be doing fine for a couple days, then we had devastating high winds for a few days straight. Only one of them is flowering and looking good. The other two have all the leaves wilted but it seems like some of the stems are still green when we cut them off. We don't know if they will revive or if they are going to die.


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 13, 2016

The newly planted shrubs should be well watered and the ground kept moist but not soggy for the first 2 weeks.
Without the plants being established they could not maintain the moisture to the outermost parts of the plant.
Trim back the wilted ends of the shrubs but do not cut them back more then 1/3.
Keep them well watered and adding 2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention.

Here is an article to refresh you on the care requirements.
Home Gardens Houseplants Problems Lawn Care Composting Gardening Help Home › Ornamental Gardens › Shrubs › Photinia Growing Red Tip Photinia Plants Printer Friendly Version Image by brewbooks By Shari Armstrong The red tip photinia (Photinia x fraseri) is a popular shrub used as a fence row in the eastern half of North America. The oval leaves of photinia plants 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. Care of Red Tip Photinia It is important to provide the red tip photinia with a few basics to maintain a healthy plant and avoid photinia disease. Be sure to provide a well-drained soil so that it isn’t too wet. Photinia plants also prefer full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. It is also important to make sure it doesn’t grow to dense. Pruning photinia plants is crucial to the health of the plant. If there isn’t enough room for air to move around the leaves, it can develop photinia disease. Diseases That Affect Photinia A common photinia disease that affects red tip photinia is caused by a fungus attacking the leaves of the plant. The symptoms are red, purple or maroon circles on the leaves. It is important to avoid getting the leaves wet if there are sign of disease because it helps spread the mold to healthy leaves. The leaves will fall off, eventually leading to the death of the red tip photinia. It is important to either completely remove dead leaves or cover them with mulch to prevent the fungus from affecting the rest of the photinia plants. Advertisement Propogating Red Tip Photinia You can promote a new healthy plant by pruning photinia and making cuttings from another healthy plant. There are three basic ways to create a new photinia plant, using pieces that are three segments, or nodes, long: Put cuttings into a mix of perlite and vermiculte in a ziplock bag, place in sunlight. Put cuttings directly into potting soil, let them root under light Put cuttings in water, place on a window sill with plenty of light. When you have new root growth, plant the new plants from the photinia pruning in pots till the roots are stronger. Then you are able to plant a new red tip photinia in an area where it has plenty of room and light to grow strong and healthy. Print This Article This article was last updated on 03/20/15 Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends! 120 3 225 19 50K Related Articles Photinia Leaf Spot – Prevention And Treatment Of Common Photinia Bush DiseasesPruning Photinia Shrubs: How And When To Prune A Red Tip PhotiniaRed Tip Photinia Fertilizer: How And When Should I Feed My Red Tip Photinia Additional Help & Information Didn't find the answer to your question? Ask one of our friendly gardening experts. Do you know anything about gardening? Help answer someone's gardening question. Read more articles about Photinia. Search for more information Use the search box below to find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: READ RELATED ARTICLES Photinia Leaf Spot – Prevention And Treatment Of Common Photinia Bush Diseases Pruning Photinia Shrubs: How And When To Prune A Red Tip Photinia Red Tip Photinia Fertilizer: How And When Should I Feed My Red Tip Photinia NEWEST ARTICLES Dill Plant Types: What Are Some Different Varieties Of Dill Indoor Ornamentals: Tips On Growing Ornamentals As Houseplants Coloring Garden Structures: Tips On Using Color On Landscape Structures Aronia Harvest Time: Tips For Harvesting And Using Chokecherries Legacy Garden Ideas: Tips On Creating Legacy Gardens LEARN MORE ABOUT… How Does Water Affect Plant Growth? Caring For Yucca: Tips For Landscaping With Yuccas Outdoors Japanese Flower Gardens – Plants For A Japanese Garden Ways To Get Rid Of A Skunk In The Garden ON THE BLOG Growing Scented Geraniums Successfully Tweet and #WinWithGKH: Teak Closeouts Garden Bench Caladium World Mixed Fancy Leaf Caladium Giveaway

Read more at Gardening Know How: Growing Red Tip Photinia Plants https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/growing-red-tip-photinia.htm

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