Chinese Photinia
Scientific Name: Photinia serratifolia
Family: Rosaceae

This native of China is a member of the rose family. It can be either a very large shrub or a somewhat small tree, depending on the growing conditions and its age. The white flowers in the spring appear in flat clusters measuring over 7 inches in diameter. Although these flowers have a rather unpleasant odor, they are spectacular in profusion. This plant is a broadleaf evergreen.

Maps: 21, 33