Photinia is a large, evergreen shrub that grows 10-15' tall and wide. It is commonly called “red tip” for the bronzy red to bright red new leaves that emerge in spring with a showy display lasting about 2-3 weeks. Red leaves will gradually change to glossy dark green; leaves are oval (3-4" long) with finely toothed margins. Pruning can encourage new growth of red leaves in late spring and summer. Unpleasant smelling, small, white, 5-petaled flowers (1/3" across) in wide, flat top panicles (5-6" long) bloom in late April. Fruit is a small, spherical, red berry that persists through winter to spring.