Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini' PINK MARBLE®

Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini'
Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini' PINK MARBLE®
Fraser photinia
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
 medium-sized shrub
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green and white and pink
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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The very first plant of this photinia was found in American town West Grove (Pennsylvania) by nurseryman Robert j.Tancredi, jr, in 1991. Just one single plant among many Fraser’s photinias gave birth to a beautiful new variety that was patented in 2002 under PP15,160. Though, there is a little amusing sentence in the patent which says: “Had the new variety not been discovered and preserved it would have been lost to mankind.“ It sounds a bit like a threat what if mankind had never landed on the Moon …

This photinia was given a nice name Cassini, but is marketed as PINK MARBLE®. That name tells the truth, though. PINK MARBLE® is an evergreen shrub producing dark green leaves that emerge rich red with white margins, maturing to deep green with silvery-white veins just like marble, gaining pink shades later in the season. Such colouration deserves a well chosen spot in your garden where it can fully display its assets. Young plants grow fast – 30 cm (in garden soil) to 90 cm (potted with regular fertilizing) per year, and slow down with age. Plants older than 5-6 years make a compact shrub that needs little pruning to keep its oval shape.

If it is damaged by harsh frost it always regenerates even from older wood. Prune it in early spring after danger of deep frost: March-April. It needs moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil and mulching. Provide extra watering in hot summers and mainly in frost-free periods of winter if the ground is not frozen. Hardy to about -23°C.

Last update 05-02-2012
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Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini' PINK MARBLE® height 20-30 cm
Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini' height of stem 180-190 cm, girth 8-10 cm
De Luxe
Photinia x fraseri 'Cassini' height of stem 180-190 cm, girth 8-10 cm
De Luxe

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Photinia x fraseri
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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