The Redtip Tree is an ornamental evergreen shrub with red and green leaves. Also known commonly by its scientific name as 'Red Tip Photinia,' the Redtip Tree has new growth that starts red and darkens to green with maturity. The flowers of the Redbud tree are white and are very conspicuous against the red and green foliage. The new growth on a Redtip Tree will be scarlet red and will contrast well with the green leaves and white blooms.• As a flowering tree, the Flowering Redtip tree the plant glows with color. Few plants offer mass color variability like the Flowering Redtip tree. While most leaves change to red when they are ready to fall off, the Redtip Tree leaves start red and change to green. Because Pruning causes new growth, Redtip Trees work great as well trimmed hedges.