any of various trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Photinia, of the rose family, having clusters of small white flowers and red, berrylike fruit.

< Neo-Latin (1821) < Greek phōtein(ós) shining, bright, (derivative of phṓs, stem phōt- light) + Neo-Latin -ia -ia; so named in reference to the glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers Unabridged
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genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles 
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Photinia, juniper and nandina are popular choices that can add a touch of color to your landscape year round.
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