- Flower namePourthiaea villosa
- Scientific namePhotinia villosa
- AliasChristmas berry, oriental photinia, 鎌柄, Kamatsuka
- Place of originJapan, Korean Peninsula, China
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What is Pourthiaea villosa
Pourthiaea villosa (scientific name: Pourthiaea villosa) is a small deciduous tree of the genus Kamatsuka in the family Rosaceae, in Japan, Korea and China g compilation. It grows naturally at the edges of sunny forests from Hokkaido to Kyushu. In spring, it produces about 20 small white five-petaled flowers that grow in inflorescences. The red fruits that appear in autumn are not very tasty. The leaves turn yellow in autumn. The Japanese name is derived from the fact that the wood is strong and is used for sickle handles.
Common name: Pourthiaea villosa, scientific name: Pourthiaea villosa, also known as Kamatsuka, Christmas berry, oriental photinia, origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, life form: deciduous small tree, height: 5 to 7 m, color: reddish brown Leaf texture: papery, hairless on both sides, leaf color: green, leaf shape: ovate, leaf margins: finely serrate, leaf inflorescence: alternate, inflorescence shape: compound clustered inflorescence, flower color: white, number of petals: 5, number of pistils: 3 lobed at the tip, number of stamens: 20, flowering season: April-June, fruit type: kernel Fruit color: red; fruit length: 0.8-1 cm; petiole color: brown with prominent verrucose bark; uses: tools, wood for gardens, bonsai, charcoal, fruit (bird food).