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Photinia davidiana 'Prostrata'

18th December 2011

Every now and then I run across a plant that I have overlooked for a few years. When I planted this I was hoping for a flat growing evergreen that would cover some space. In the event it has grown a lot taller than expected. It isn't as upright as the typical form of the species but it certainly isn't flat. New growths rise up at an angle of about 45 degrees. They set off in a direction and keep going.
All of which led to a very ungainly young plant but it has matured into a rather fragile looking mound - imagine an ironing board before the legs lock into place. It look as though it might collapse in a heap at any moment but somehow it remains standing.