Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ Photinia

Photinia

Description: 'Red Robin' is a dense medium-sized evergreen shrub of erect habit, with glossy, elliptic leaves. The new red, foliage and crimson stems make a strong contrast with the mature green foliage lower down the plant. The flowers appear in mid and late spring, and are sometimes followed by spherical red fruit.

There are other similar forms such as Photinia x fraseri ‘Purple Peter’, Photinia x fraseri ‘Canivily’.

History: Bred in New Zealand. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Photinia Growing Tips: Grow in fertile, humus-rich, preferably neutral to acid, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates hard pruning, making a useful evergreen hedge.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 2.5m

Attributes

  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Flowering month: June
  • Leaf colour: Red / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Can be hard pruned

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