The Chinese photinia Photinia semulata is an evergreen shrub with glossy green, waxy leaves that reaches about 10-15 feet in height and width and does well in sun or partial shade. It is very hardy and is not disease-prone like the Fraser red tip photinia. It makes a large shrub that is good for a privacy hedge. It has red berries and can be left as a shrub or pruned like a tree. 3-2015