Definition of Photinia
- Photinia has long been a standout among shrubs because of one peculiar characteristic: Its leaves, when first formed, are a bright scarlet red—before they eventually turn to a prosaic green.
- —Joshua Siskin, Daily News of Los Angeles, 20 Dec. 2003
- Overgrown photinias are not so tolerant to severe pruning, so need to be cut back selectively to allow sunlight into the interior.
- —Tony Tomeo, San Jose (California) Mercury News, 8 Sept. 2011