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Photinia ‘Red Robin’ Pleached 190cm Clear Stem 100cm Frame 4-6cm Trunk Girth

Original price was: £389.99.Current price is: £299.99.

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Photinia ‘Red Robin’ Pleached 190cm Clear Stem 100cm Frame 4-6cm Trunk Girth

A Rare chance to buy established example of this versatile evergreen shrub grown for its bright red new growth.

Photinia x fraseri, commonly known as Photinia Red Robin, is a popular evergreen shrub or small tree valued for its vibrant red young leaves, which provide year-round interest in gardens and landscapes. Here are some key features and care guidelines for Photinia Red Robin:

Features:

  1. Foliage: The most distinctive feature of Photinia Red Robin is its striking new foliage, which emerges as bright red or bronze-red leaves before maturing to glossy green. This vibrant coloration is especially pronounced in spring but can appear periodically throughout the year.
  2. Evergreen: It is an evergreen plant, meaning it retains its leaves throughout the year, providing year-round color and privacy.
  3. Flowers: In late spring to early summer, Photinia Red Robin produces small, creamy-white flowers in clusters. While the individual flowers are not particularly showy, they can attract pollinators.
  4. Berries: After flowering, the plant can produce small red berries, although they are not typically abundant and may not always appear.
  5. Size: Depending on the pruning and maintenance, Photinia Red Robin can grow as a large shrub or a small tree, reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) or more.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Sunlight: Photinia Red Robin thrives in full sun to partial shade. It tends to develop the most vibrant foliage colors when exposed to direct sunlight.
  2. Soil: Well-draining soil is essential. These plants can adapt to a range of soil types but prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil with good drainage.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the plant’s establishment period. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.
  4. Pruning: Prune your Photinia Red Robin as needed to maintain its desired shape and size. Regular pruning can also encourage the growth of new red foliage. Pruning is typically done in late spring or early summer after the flowering period.
  5. Fertilization: Fertilize your Photinia Red Robin in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and foliage color. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for application.
  6. Mulch: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Mulch can also protect the plant’s roots from temperature extremes.
  7. Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids and scale insects, as well as diseases like fire blight. Treat any issues promptly with appropriate methods or pesticides.

Photinia Red Robin is a versatile and visually appealing plant that can be used as a specimen shrub, a hedge, or a screen. With proper care and maintenance, it can be a vibrant and attractive addition to your garden or landscape.

These are the best value photinia and superb for an aerial hedge/ screening-we sell more of this size than any other product.

Totally Hardy full sun or partial shade acid or neutral soil in clay loam or sand- moist but well draining soil.

Will stand exposed position.