Photinia Red Robin Hedging

Photinia - Red Robin

Or Christmas Berry - are evergreen dense, medium growing shrubs with an upright bushy habit. They have lovely bright green glossy foliage with new growth bright red later maturing to green. In spring they bear creamy white flowers rather sparsely across the shrub - they flower more if they are planted in full sun. When they flower they do take a lot of energy away from the rest of the plant so you might want to consider pruning when they are flowering, if using as a hedge. It can be easily trimmed into shape which also encourages new red growth. As with all evergreens come Winter you will see them loose some leaves that have gone yellow - to brown then drop off, these will be replaced in spring. They tend to grow roughly 30cm / 1 foot a year

Clipping Photinia Hedging

Photinias do need pruning to keep them looking tidy and so you can achieve the height and bushiness you need. They should be pruned in spring and again in late summer if the need it. You can also trim any untidy branches throughout the year.

How To Grow Photinia


They grow best in fertile well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

They are tolerant of most soils even clay if it has been improved by well-rotted compost or manure.

If planting in an exposed windy site, the young shoots could get a little scorch.

Photinia’s can get a leaf spot, it is not caused by disease or pest, just due to the cold wet weather that we often get. Keeping them fed with a general-purpose fertiliser such as Q4 or Growmore in spring / early summer will help encourage new healthy new growth.



The Photinia doesn't really have any dislikes as it can be grown it sheltered or exposed areas and from loamy soils to clay soil in acidic or neutral. Sometimes black spots appear on photinia leaves this only due to the extremely cold weather but they can be removed and new ones will come through.

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  1. Photinia Red Robin 2 Litre Pot
    Evergreen shrub with leathery, dark green leaves which are bronze to red when young. Learn More
  2. Photinia Carre Rouge 3 Litre Pot
    Photinia Carre Rouge is a new form, are compact with smaller leaves and blood red new growth. Learn More
  3. Photinia Red Robin 3 Litre Pot 60/70cm
    Nice second size up plant. Grown upright and standing tall with plenty of breaks. If planting for a hedge use 2 or 3 per metre, but don't forget they make a fantastic feature shrub as well. Learn More
  4. Photinia Robusta Compacta 20 Litre Pot
    Compact Shorter Growing form of this popular evergreen hedging or feature shrub, height now approximately 100-110cm ball shaped Learn More
  5. Photinia Serr. Pink Crispy 7 Litre Pot
    Photinia Serr. Pink Crispy beautiful new variety. Stunning red stems that bear toothed glossy leaves, these are bright pink when young, maturing to dark green marbled with light green. Learn More
  6. Photinia Red Robin 20 Litre Pot 150-175 cm
    Photinia Red Robin 125-150cm. Beautiful chunky specimen Learn More
  7. Photinia Red Robin 30 Litre Pot 180-200cm
    An established specimen Photinia measuring 170-180 cm, and nice and bushky. Ideal for a specimen or 2 per metre would make a fantastic hedge. Learn More
  8. Photinia x fraseri Pink Marble 35 Litre Pot Specimen 130/150cm
    Interesting form of this garden favourite. A cracking evergreen that will light up a border or make a great screen. Learn More
  9. Photinia Red Robin 30 Litre Pot 200-220 cm
    Photinia Red Robin 220+ cm. Big Bushy specimens Learn More
  10. Photinia Red Robin 110 Litre Pot 250/270cm
    A fantastic specimen that will hide anything. You need Hercules to move these or a machine. They are huge. Learn More
  11. Photinia Red Robin 55 Litre Pot 200/250cm
    Photinia Red Robin 200/250 cm.Big Bushy specimens Learn More
  12. Photinia Red Robin 230 Litre Pot 300cm+
    Over 3 metres tall and 1.2 - 1.5 metres at the bottom. You need a machine or a druid style log roll to move them. They are massive. We deliver them with a machine but only to you driveway. The image is not trick photography, they are massive Learn More
  13. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 180cm ST 150x150cm
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.8 metre clear stem. The frames are approx 1.5m high x 1.5m wide, Girth of stem 10/14cm Learn More
  14. Photinia Red Robin Full Standard 200 Litre Pot G 18/20
    Huge cone shaped head on top of a clear stem of 190/200cm. Girth of stem 18/20cm A huge specimen Learn More
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