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.

 

Dislikes

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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    Evergreen shrub with leathery, dark green leaves which are bronze to red when young. Special Price for online orders only Learn More
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    Nice second size up plant. Grown upright and standing 60/80cm 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
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    A fantastic specimen that will hide anything

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