Document Type

Ornamental insects, Pests & Diseases

Publication Date



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).

Publication Number

SP277D-1.5M-3/98(Rev) E12-2015-00-056-98

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