Photinia `Red Robin`
The Red Robin, is a classic evergreen. A dense medium sized evergreen shrub that is rightly very popular. The leaves are glossy and vividly red when the leaves are young, turning green when mature. It will make a colourful hedge as well as a speciman plant, and it is a must have in every garden. After the fresh and lush red growth has turned mainly green, this is the time to prune Photinias, unless your plants are to be used for a hedge. If a hedge is required, then of course it needs to be sheared as much as required, but it is important not to shear Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' in the Winter.
An evergreen shrub which, if not pruned, reaches a height of 4m / 13ft with a similar spread. Red Robin grows at a rate of about 30cm / 1ft per year when established. It responds very well to pruning and can easily be kept to a height 1.2m / 4ft.
It is fully hardy in almost all areas of the UK withstanding temperatures down to -12°C. In protected position, it is hardy to a few degrees lower.
Main interest is from bright red leaf tips which turn green as they mature. If left unpruned the previous year, it produces masses of tiny white flowers in June.
All soils except heavy clay or waterlogged conditions are suitable. It does best in a deep loam type soil although this is not essential.
It prefers full sun although also does well in partial shade. Avoid full shade positions.
Once established, it rarely requires watering and will tolerate moderate drought.
A very versatile shrub, it can be grown as a specimen plant, singly in containers, as a loose hedge or against a wall / fence. It makes a very attractive standard plant.
Disease resistance is good with the exception of leaf spot. See our section below on pests and diseases of this shrub for top tips about avoiding this problem.
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