What is the problem with planting red tip photinias?
Red tip photinias (Fraser photinias) are shrubs that have great spring and fall color. They perform well in many landscapes but are susceptible to a fungus called Entomosporium mespili. This disease causes leaf damage severe enough to kill the plant. There is no known practical cure. There are a number of hollies that could serve the same purpose in your landscape, and would be a wiser choice.