Photinia species and cultivars
Photinia is a genus of shrubs/trees that is grown more in the southern states and would be very suitable for Toowoomba, but can be grown in the more subtropical parts of SE Qld.
It is usually grown as a medium to large hedge, the red new growth in spring giving a good show of colour.
Photinia in the Landscape
The following examples were all photographed in Brisbane. Click for larger images.
A few close-ups to help you identify this genus
Various ways of growing photinia
This hedge with very bright new growth may be one of the selected varieties, such as 'Red Robin'. Photographed mid-October in Brisbane.