Photinia serrulata (Photinia serratifolia). PHOTINIA. China
Photinia × fraseri.
ROSACEAE (Rose family)
A large shrub or small tree with attractive coppery reddish foliage in spring commonly used for roadside planting. A survivor from early planting in the arboretum, east of the Angel of Grief, has reached small tree stature. The large oval leaves, up to 8 inches, are sharply toothed at first but later leaves are less so. Large white flower clusters are replaced by bunches of red berries in summer and fall. See photinia at 853 Esplanada Way, and on Santa Ynez Street opposite 713. An old specimen is at the right front corner of the Gould Center, 575 Salvatierra Street, near Campus Drive East. Peter Coutts Circle is ringed with specimens maintained in tree form.
Examples of P. × fraseri, a smaller tree with simpler nonprickly leaves, are on Bowdoin Street opposite the Stanford Campus Recreation Association and numerous other campus locations including Littlefield Center, north side; Panama St.; School of Education north courtyard; 315 Bonair siding. It is sometimes sheared forming a hedge.
Illustrations (links open new windows): Silhouettes from Trees of Stanford & its EnvironsAdditions/Revisions: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.12, p.10.
Name derivation, genus | speciesRelated material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library