red tips Rosaceae Photinia xfraseri
Leaf:Alternate, simple, elliptical, finely serrated, 2 to 4 inches long, shiny dark green and smooth above, veins on underside pubescent, glands on the petiole.
Flower:Very showy, small but very numerous, clustered in groups of 4 or more, pink to white, appearing in early spring before the leaves.
Fruit:Round drupe, 1/2 inch across, black when ripe.
Twig:Slender, reddish brown, buds reddish brown but darker than twig, tall and pointed.
Bark:Smooth, reddish gray, with large horizontal lenticels.
Form:A small, wide spreading tree reaching 20 to 30 feet in height.