Yes Red Tip Photinia. Very cool tree that is very common around here but uncommon to be allowed to grow how it wants ie as a small tree. Most of the ones around here are bank parking lot shrubs..which is a tragedy.
Well Steve is in South Jersey about 20 mins north of me and its a solid z7a..gets pretty hot in summer though being in land.
Ah yeah I saw that the other day..must have been some strange front..it was 82F here but just a skip hop and jump away in NYC it was almost 40f cooler! Good to hear about your bananas..you really should check out Steves next event in the Summer..he is a veritable plant encyclopedia and his property is huge with plants you've only ever read about..join us next time!
The fellas that came down from Massachusetts