Ornamental insects, Pests & Diseases
Photinia, a broad leaf evergreen, is widely grown in nurseries in Tennessee. It is used extensively in landscape plantings, most often in border plantings. Photinia X fraseri is especially popular because of its bright red immature foliage. Leaf spot caused by the fungus Entomosporium maculatum continues to be a persistent and destructive disease of photinia and other species in the family Rosaceae in nurseries and landscape beds. This disease is most often reported on red-tip photinia (P. X fraseri).
"SP277-D-Entomosporium Leaf Spot of Photinia," The university of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP277D-1.5M-3/98(Rev) E12-2015-00-056-98, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexdise/33