Photinia villosa (eastern Asia)
Habit: An upright, loose large shrub with asymmetrical twigs, 3-5 m tall, 3 m wide; medium to fast-growing.
Flowers: White corymbs after leaves shoot; June; scent of hawthorn.
Fruits: Decorative, scarlet, pea-size miniature apples, turning colours at end of September, persistent if not eaten by birds; mealy, tasteless.
Leaves: Reverse ovoid, fresh green, grey-green underneath, brilliant scarlet in autumn, end of September, persistent and decorative.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, tolerates heat, moderately frost hardy, tolerant of urban pollution.
Soil: Fresh to moist, well-drained, nutritious, acidic-humic.
Note: Do not cut as new shoots are not formed easily.
Hardiness: Zone 5b